Management of Renal Colic and Medical Expulsive Therapy

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The proper diagnosis and management of renal colic can be a challenging task even for the most astute clinician. While the classic cause of renal colic is an obstructing ureteral stone, there is a wide variety of potential causes as well as an array of clinical presentations. In this chapter we will explore the pathophysiology of renal colic and review the most current diagnostic and medical treatment options for this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrinary Stones
Subtitle of host publicationMedical and Surgical Management
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781118405390
ISBN (Print)9781118405437
StatePublished - Feb 21 2014


  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney stone
  • Medical expulsive therapy
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Renal colic
  • Ureteral obstruction
  • Ureteral stone

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