Role of linear tomography in evaluation of patients with nephrolithiasis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

One hundred twenty-four consecutive patients with suspected or known nephrolithiasis were referred for evaluation by linear tomography. Renal calculi were detected in 98 patients (79%). Linear tomography revealed more renal calculi than did preliminary KUB films in 46 patients (37%), although in only 10 cases (8%) was the tomogram positive if the KUB was negative. Exact quantification of the numbers and locations of renal stones is important in patients to be managed metabolically, and in those being evaluated in advance of or following percutaneous or extracorporeal lithotripsy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goldwasser, B; Cohan, RH; Dunnick, NR; Andriani, RT; Carson, CC; Weinerth, JL

Published Date

  • March 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 253 - 256

PubMed ID

  • 2919491

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-4295

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0090-4295(89)90406-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States