Low back pain is a frequent leading symptom in the most varying urological affections. An account is given of the manifold possibilities of low back pain of urological origin. Colic and micturition difficulties, mostly accompanied by a pathological finding in the urine, point to an obvious source in the urological organs, whereas less characteristic pains, such as vague pulling, pushing or dragging pains in the back can occur in other diseases. Examination of the urine can often rapidly reveal the urological origin of the pain. By means of a subsequent 'straight' x-ray film and a urogram a renal cause of the back pain can be analysed to a considerable degree. The pelvis and vertebrae that are shown up by the contrast media at the time give additional diagnostic information.
|Translated title of the contribution||Urologists and back aches. Clinic-diagnosis-treatment|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1978|
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