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Sometimes I suspect that God invented stone to keep urologists humble. With my bias now clear, it becomes more difficult to criticize anyone seeking a fresh approach to the obstructing ureteric stone vexation. The author's thesis (which is indeed his M.D. thesis) is that the pathophysiology of acute ureteral obstruction is not adequately taught and that information found in standard textbooks is often misleading. His contribution consists of organizing the pertinent literature, distilling the cogent points, and applying these to his radiological experience with 86 carefully studied patients presenting with "renal colic." Emergency excretory urograms with delayed films, as necessary,
Acute Ureteric Obstruction. A Clinical and Radiological Study.. Ann Intern Med. ;79:925–926. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-925_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):925-926.
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