IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 6, June 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
AUB Pethiyagoda, K Pethiyagoda
Urolithiasis is a common clinical disorder. A descriptive cross sectional study was done to compare the presentation of ureteric urolithiasis with respect to gender. According to the literature the first episode of urinary tract stone occurs commonly in young people (20-40 years) and peak incidence is reported in second or third decades of life. There was a higher prevalence of male patients in the 6th and 7th decades of life which is similar to the findings reported in other studies. X-ray Kidney, Ureter, Bladder (KUB) and ultra sound KUB data and ureteric stone site and size were collected and analyzed. The stone size was significantly different between two groups (p=0.303). Both groups had similar distribution of ureteric stones within ureter, more in the lower ureter followed by upper ureter and mid ureter. The side of the stone was significantly different between males and females (p<0.05).