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.








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.


268 Responses to Kidney stone gallery

  1. yssa says:

    Hi Im a 15 years old l have a kidney stone the size is 0.5cm the doctor from british told me that the size my kidney stone is not normal to my age. She said its better to confine myself to the hospital. But my kidney stone is l ignored for 4months and now l know my condition is a critical. Im so scared l dont want to tell to my parents about my condition. I dont want to feel them of fear because , we dont have a money to removed my kidney stone. I have sick now, but the only know of them is not connect of my sick to my kidney desease.

  2. pain says:

    I was recently told that I have a kidney stone about the size of a baseball stuck in my bladder and that the only way of removing it was with a dull blade heated over an open fire pit. Also, since I am sensitive to painkillers none will be given. Should I have this procedure done or not? The only way I can pass urine is by poking small hones through my skin and letting int out that way. I have not normally passed urine in weeks and sometimes I pass out from the pain. Is this normal? Is there a specialist around where I live I can go to?

    • Concerned says:

      Oh my, that’s huge! Where do you live? You absolutely need surgery, IMMEDIATELY! I’m curious what kind of a Dr would not have performed surgery when you were diagnosed? I just passed a 2mm stone after an ER visit via ambulance 1 week ago after awoken by severe pain, sweaty & nauseous. I wasn’t given anything for pain, which was excruciating! I can now attest that kidney stones are equivalent to the pain of child birth! This all after decreased urine output for months with intermittent swelling of extremes. I recently lost my mom to sepsis (blood infection) from what was found to be a urinary tract infection only after it was too late… Please seek medical attention immediately!

  3. Mirza says:

    I am 2 stone one in bladder measuring 31x25x44mm which was removed through surgey and other 35 x 37.6mm in kidney is this surgery or can remove from laser?

  4. b.s.sisodiya says:

    My kidny stone size 8x4c.m I am open sargari or lezar sargari

  5. nilo odena says:

    i have multiple kidney stone size 1.5cm to 3cm…what should i do…

    • Marjorie says:

      Hi. I was diagnosed with a 3cm kidney stone in July. Due to its size it blocked the flow of urine and the urine backed up in to my kidney. I had to have a nephrostomy tube put in to drain the urine until surgery which didnt take place u til 2 months later. Stones this size can cause kidney damage and loss of kidney. Luckily my kidney has 30% function so they saved it. If you have a stone that big, you need to seek medical attention, trust me, it wont pass on its own so go have it checked now

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