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Calyceal Diverticulum
R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Pyelogenic cyst
              • Pyelocalyceal diverticulum
            • Definitions

              • Transitional epithelial-lined outpouching of collecting system or pyelocalyceal diverticulum projecting as smooth wall cavity
                • Connects to collecting system via narrow channel

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Gross AJ et al: Management of stones in calyceal diverticulum. Curr Opin Urol. 17(2):136-40, 2007
                                          2. Canales B et al: Surgical management of the calyceal diverticulum. Curr Opin Urol. 13(3):255-60, 2003
                                          3. Chong TW et al: Calyceal diverticula. Ureteroscopic management. Urol Clin North Am. 27(4):647-54, 2000
                                          4. Siegel MJ et al: Calyceal diverticula in children: unusual features and complications. Radiology. 131(1):79-82, 1979
                                          5. Kottász S et al: Review of the literature on calyceal diverticula, a hypothesis concerning its etiology and report of 17 cases. Int Urol Nephrol. 8(3):203-12, 1976
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Pyelogenic cyst
                                                      • Pyelocalyceal diverticulum
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Transitional epithelial-lined outpouching of collecting system or pyelocalyceal diverticulum projecting as smooth wall cavity
                                                        • Connects to collecting system via narrow channel

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Gross AJ et al: Management of stones in calyceal diverticulum. Curr Opin Urol. 17(2):136-40, 2007
                                                                                  2. Canales B et al: Surgical management of the calyceal diverticulum. Curr Opin Urol. 13(3):255-60, 2003
                                                                                  3. Chong TW et al: Calyceal diverticula. Ureteroscopic management. Urol Clin North Am. 27(4):647-54, 2000
                                                                                  4. Siegel MJ et al: Calyceal diverticula in children: unusual features and complications. Radiology. 131(1):79-82, 1979
                                                                                  5. Kottász S et al: Review of the literature on calyceal diverticula, a hypothesis concerning its etiology and report of 17 cases. Int Urol Nephrol. 8(3):203-12, 1976