- Common condition with a 5% lifetime risk for men and women.
- Patients typically present with acute renal colic, although some patients are asymptomatic.
- Multiple risk factors include chronic dehydration, diet, obesity, positive family history, and medicines.
- Non-contrast CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis is the preferred imaging modality.
- Treatment consists of both medical and surgical therapies.
- 24-hour urine tests are recommended for most stone formers to help prevent future stone episodes and to determine cause of stone formation.
Last updated: Apr 09, 2013