Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of nephrolithiasis?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Chirag N Dave, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Failure to diagnose and promptly treat a urinary tract infection (UTI) proximal to a ureteral stone is also a potential source of medicolegal liability. Urgent urologic intervention must be sought in these patients.

Other conditions to consider include the following:

  • Pyonephrosis

  • Renal artery embolus


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