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What is their most common formation site? A male client comes to the emergency department complaining of sudden onset of sharp, severe pain in the lumbar region, which radiates around the side and toward the bladder. The client also reports nausea and vomiting and appears pale, diaphoretic, and anxious. The physician tentatively diagnoses renal calculi and orders flat-plate abdominal X-rays. Renal calculi can form anywhere in the urinary tract.



A. Kidney
B. Ureter
C. Bladder
D. Urethra

This question is part of NCLEX Practice Test for Genitourinary System (Exam Mode) by RNpedia.com
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Jan 25, 2020

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H. Martin

H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Feb 21, 2019

A is the answer to this question. The kidney is one of the most common places wherein renal calculi formation is reported. The calculi have the tendency to go down the urinary tract without getting dislodged or causing problems in the urinary tract. When it reaches the kidney, that is the time when it may get dislodged. The other choices available may also be afflicted with the renal calculi but it is not very common. There are certain tests that will determine this but from the vario...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Mar 11, 2017

Kidney

The most common site of renal calculi formation is the kidney. Calculi may travel down the urinary tract with or without causing damage and may lodge anywhere along the tract or may stay within the kidney. The ureter, bladder, and urethra are less common sites of renal calculi formation.
 

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