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Upward migration of ureteric stone in a military trainer: a case report

Authors Fallatah M, Tahaineh S, Abu Mughli R, Fallatah SM

Received 8 October 2016

Accepted for publication 14 December 2016

Published 19 January 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 15—17

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RRU.S124200

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Moayid Fallatah,1 Sakher Tahaineh,2 Rawan Abu Mughli,3 Seddig M Fallatah1

1College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, 2Urology Department, 3Radiology Department, Security Forces Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Retrograde ureteric stone migration is an extremely rare phenomenon with only one previously reported case in the literature. We report on a case of upward spontaneous migration of a ureteric stone in a 39-year-old male military trainer in Saudi Arabia who was diagnosed with upper left ureteric stone based on non-contrast spiral computerized tomography kidney ureter bladder (CT-KUB) scan. The plan was to treat the patient conservatively with alpha blockers and oral hydration. Two weeks after treatment started, repeated CT-KUB scan revealed an upward migration of the stone to the left renal calyx. Accordingly, we highly recommend performing a prior stone localizing imaging test to avoid unnecessary procedures or operations.

Keywords: ureteric stone, upward migration, reversed peristalsis, excessive exercises

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