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Symptomatic urinary stone disease in pregnancy
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2008
© 2008 The Authors
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 48, Issue 1, pages 34–39, February 2008
How to Cite
CHERIACHAN, D., ARIANAYAGAM, M. and RASHID, P. (2008), Symptomatic urinary stone disease in pregnancy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48: 34–39. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2007.00798.x
- Issue published online: 11 FEB 2008
- Article first published online: 11 FEB 2008
- Received 10 April 2007; accepted 07 November 2007.
- ureteric obstruction;
- renal calculi;
- urinary stones
Background: Symptomatic urinary calculi are rare in pregnancy with an incidence of one per 1500 pregnant women. Calculi may cause ureteric obstruction that can be further complicated by sepsis. This may have a significant morbidity for mother and fetus.
Objective: To provide an update on the current investigations and management options for pregnant patients with symptomatic urinary calculi.
Discussion: We discuss the different imaging modalities available to investigate the renal tract in pregnant women and propose a management pathway. This topic is particularly pertinent to obstetricians in their roles as coordinators of prenatal care.