Staghorn calculi (coral calculi)

Case contributed by Dr Nikos Karapasias

Presentation

Hematuria and recurrent urinary infections

Patient Data

Gender: Female
X-ray

The renal calculus fills and conforms to the left renal calices, resembling the horns of a deer (staghorn calculus).

Case Discussion

Staghorn calculi (also sometimes called coral calculi) obtain their characteristic shape by forming a cast of the renal pelvis and calices, thus resembling the horns of a stag.
PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 25349
Published: 21st Oct 2013
Last edited: 8th Oct 2019
System: Urogenital
Tag: kidney, refs
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.