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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-121

Role of non-contrast spiral computerized tomography in acute ureteric colic

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, India
2 Department of Urology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, India

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S Feroze
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar -190 011, GPO Post Bag No. 27, Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.32059

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Aim: To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of noncontrast helical computerized tomography (CT) in ureteric colic with comparative evaluation of KUB and ultrasonography (USG). Setting: Tertiary care university hospital. Materials and Methods: One hundred patients aged between 20 and 75 years referred from the emergency department as acute ureteric colic were evaluated with KUB and USG followed by noncontrast helical CT. Results: Noncontrast helical CT was 91% sensitive and 98% specific in detecting urolithiasis compared to a sensitivity of 20% and 30% for KUB and USG and specificity of 94% and 98% respectively. Conclusion: Noncontrast helical CT is a very sensitive and specific investigation for evaluation of acute flank pain due to urolithiasis, besides helping in the detection of nonrenal causes of pain.

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