The management of urinary calculi in pregnancy.

  title={The management of urinary calculi in pregnancy.},
  author={Hazel Jean Evans and Timothy A Wollin},
  journal={Current opinion in urology},
  volume={11 4},
When a pregnant patient presents with a urinary calculus, the customary investigations and management must change in order to take into account the well-being of the developing fetus. Transabdominal or endovaginal ultrasound should be the initial imaging modality used in order to establish the diagnosis. A plain abdominal X-ray, limited intravenous pyelography, or retrograde pyelography is used secondarily if a definitive diagnosis is lacking. The treatment of first choice for urolithiasis in… CONTINUE READING