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Milk of calcium (MOC) cysts masquerading as renal calculi - a trap for the unwary.

Khan SA, Khan FR, Fletcher MS, Richenberg JL - Cent European J Urol (2012)

Bottom Line: Although reported to be rare, in fact it seems to be more common than previously thought.It has characteristic appearances on plain x-rays, ultrasound, and CT imaging particularly in the prone and supine positions.In this paper, a series of cases is presented outlining its characteristic features and reviewing the relevant literature.

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Affiliation: Department of Urology, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering Northampshire, United Kingdom.

ABSTRACT
Milk of calcium (MOC) is a colloidal suspension of calcium salts occurring in calyceal cysts and diverticula. Although reported to be rare, in fact it seems to be more common than previously thought. It has characteristic appearances on plain x-rays, ultrasound, and CT imaging particularly in the prone and supine positions. Often entirely asymptomatic, its appearance may be mistaken for renal stones on radiography or angiomyolipomas on ultrasonography. In this paper, a series of cases is presented outlining its characteristic features and reviewing the relevant literature.

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Case 4(b): Control film showing 1 cm radio-opaque density in the left renal pelvis.
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Milk of calcium (MOC) cysts masquerading as renal calculi - a trap for the unwary.

Khan SA, Khan FR, Fletcher MS, Richenberg JL - Cent European J Urol (2012)

Case 4(b): Control film showing 1 cm radio-opaque density in the left renal pelvis.
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Figure 0008: Case 4(b): Control film showing 1 cm radio-opaque density in the left renal pelvis.
Bottom Line: Although reported to be rare, in fact it seems to be more common than previously thought.It has characteristic appearances on plain x-rays, ultrasound, and CT imaging particularly in the prone and supine positions.In this paper, a series of cases is presented outlining its characteristic features and reviewing the relevant literature.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Urology, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering Northampshire, United Kingdom.

ABSTRACT
Milk of calcium (MOC) is a colloidal suspension of calcium salts occurring in calyceal cysts and diverticula. Although reported to be rare, in fact it seems to be more common than previously thought. It has characteristic appearances on plain x-rays, ultrasound, and CT imaging particularly in the prone and supine positions. Often entirely asymptomatic, its appearance may be mistaken for renal stones on radiography or angiomyolipomas on ultrasonography. In this paper, a series of cases is presented outlining its characteristic features and reviewing the relevant literature.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus