[Calcium "milk" in the kidney. (Five cases with hydronephrotic kidney)]

Rofo. 1975 Feb;122(2):116-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1230034.
[Article in German]


A study of the literature has revealed 11 cases of calcium "milk" in hydronephroses. We have been able to observe five further cases in a period of 14 months. The criteria annunciated by Murray are stressed, since they will raise a suspicion of the presence of calcium "milk" on views taken with a vertical x-ray beam. In three patients, the cause of the hydronephrosis was a stone in the pelvi-ureteric junction. In the other two cases, there was a stenosis below the pelvis. Murray's criteria permitting identification of calcium "milk" with a vertical beam were analysed. Not all his criteria were found to be reliable.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Calcinosis / complications*
  • Calcinosis / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydronephrosis / complications
  • Hydronephrosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hydronephrosis / etiology
  • Kidney Calculi / complications
  • Kidney Diseases, Cystic / complications
  • Kidney Diseases, Cystic / diagnosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Ureteral Obstruction / complications