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Ureteral calculus presenting as generalized abdominal cramps.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17668648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a 58-year-old man with a left ureteral calculus who presented with normal-looking urine, generalized abdominal cramps and abdominal distension that was thought to be due to acute intestinal obstruction. The diagnosis of ureteral calculus was established with an abdominal radiograph and a nonenhanced helical computed tomography of the abdomen, and the symptoms were promptly relieved by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Physicians should be vigilant that ureteral calculus may, although very rarely, present with generalized abdominal cramps.
Alexander K C Leung; Wm Lane M Robson; Anthony Chi Fai Ng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-10-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  802-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Colic / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Ureteral Calculi / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy

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