The imaging appearances of calyceal diverticula complicated by uroliathasis.
AffiliationDepartment of Radiology, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24,, Ireland.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationBr J Radiol. 2010 Oct;83(994):888-94.
JournalThe British journal of radiology
AbstractThe presence of diverticula arising from the calyceal system is a relatively uncommon urological problem, occurring with an incidence of 2.1-4.5 per 1000 intravenous urogram (IVU) examinations. While the incidence of calyceal diverticula is low, the frequency of stone formation within them is high. We describe the aetiology and clinical presentation and describe the role of imaging with ultrasound, intravenous and retrograde pyelography and CT in diagnosis and planning treatment. We also describe the potential of fluid-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging techniques as a radiation-free alternative to the use of more conventional modalities, such as intravenous urography and retrograde pyelography, in delineating the anatomy of calyceal diverticula before surgical and radiological intervention especially in young patients and pregnant women.