Ureterolithiasis Kidney Stones. Calculus or Calculi
Ureterolithiasis is when kidney stones, or a kidney stone (also called calculus / calculi) are formed in the ureters, hence the name ureterolithiasis.
Ureters are the ducts that move urine along from the kidneys to the urinary bladder, also called cloaca.
Ureterolithiasis in its original Greek literally means "Urine Stone". Ureterolithiasis is relatively common and kidney stones have been plaguing mankind for many centuries.
Renal Colic Attack From Blocked Ureters
Ureterolithiasis or kidney stones can cause a painful condition called a renal colic attack in which either one or both of the ureters become blocked by kidney stones.
Ureterolithiasis can cause a condition called renal colic. Renal colic is often described as the strongest and most unbearable pain a person has ever felt in their lives.
75 to 85 percent of kidney stones or calculi are calcium stones. About half of ureterolithiasis or caluli are composed of both oxalate and calcium phosophate.