Kidney stone gallery

We’ve gathered a collection of kidney stone pictures in this photo gallery. The stones include small passed stones up to large staghorn stones. Stone composition (or type) is indicated when available.

Photo of kidney stone fragments

3 stone fragments that were removed during percutaneous surgery.

Photo of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate kidney stone

A 7 mm stone successfully passed by a patient. Comprised of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate.

Photo of calcium oxalate kidney stone fragments

Fragments of an orginally 1.1 cm stone treated with laser lithotripsy and removed during ureteroscopy. Comprised of calcium oxalate.

Photo of kidney stones removed percutaneously

A 1.4 cm and a 5 mm stone removed percutaneously from a kidney.

Photo of carbonate apatite kidney stones

Collection of carbonate apatite stones removed percutaneously from a kidney.

Photo of uric acid kidney stones

2mm and 4mm uric acid stones removed with ureteroscopy.

multiple kidney stones

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple large smooth kidney stones removed percutaneously from a single kidney. Largest stone measures 1.2 cm in size. Analysis demonstrated 70% calcium oxalate monohydrate and 30% calcium phosphate.

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Multiple small kidney stones with the appearance of bird seed. Removed with ureteroscopy from a single kidney. Largest stone measured 4mm in size. Analysis demonstrated 85% calcium oxalate monohydrate and 15% calcium phosphate.

Photo of large bladder stones

File photo of large bladder stones removed by open incision. These have a “jackstone” appearance.

Photo of staghorn kidney stone

File photo of a large “staghorn” kidney stone removed intact by open surgery. The various parts of this stone fill up an entire kidney’s central collecting system, giving it a characteristic shape appearing similar to a deer’s antlers. Stones this size are not commonly seen intact anymore as most are now treated percutaneously and broken up before being removed.

Photo of staghorn kidney stone

File photo of another large “staghorn” stone removed by open surgery.

109 Responses to Kidney stone gallery

  1. Cathy says:

    Sorry George. Any better now?

  2. Tracy says:

    George,
    That is horrible! !! My uncle takes a prescription medicine called Potassium Citrate to prevent him from getting kidney stones. He was having kidney stones a lot before the medicine. Has your doctor not prescribed that for you?? If not, ask Dr to prescribe it!!!

  3. George Ruh says:

    I have passed over 100 Kidney stones and recently, about one every two days since I have been living in Florida and being more active and being exposed to the sun. In the past-Have had stent, lithotripsy, basket surgery in tube from kidney to bladder, and out and out surgery with 9 inch scar to document. I wish I knew how to stop forming them. I feel fortunate that the last 35 or so even though painful at times, have not obstructed anything. I would welcome any relief. Sleeping is difficult as each time I feel a twinge in kidney or bladder area, I get up, drink some water and hope to pass a stone-recently, (8) passed in last two weeks. Not fun–call me “Rocky.”

    • chas says:

      Have you heard of: 2tlbs Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar + 2oz fresh squeezed lemon juice + 4 – 6oz filtered cold water + 1-2 tlbs organic honey organic agave nectar, 4 times daily 4hrs apart for 2wks. Then 3 times daily
      for 2wks. Then twice daily for 2wks. Then as a prevention: cut back to 1tbl
      of Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in same as above twice daily.
      Also read article “Can Lemon Juice Dissolve Kidney Stone – Beth Greenwood October 21, 2013 (livestrong.com/article/500858-can-lemon-juice-
      dissolve-a-kidney-stone/

    • Tracy says:

      George,
      That is horrible! !! My uncle takes a prescription medicine called Potassium Citrate to prevent him from getting kidney stones. He was having kidney stones a lot before the medicine. Has your doctor not prescribed that for you?? If not, ask Dr to prescribe it!!!

    • Athena says:

      Chanca Piedra

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