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Persistent flank pain without active urinary sediments
  1. S-H Tsai,
  2. S-J Chu,
  3. S-J Chen
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
  1. Correspondence to:
 S-J Chen
 Department of Emergency Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, 325, Sec 2, Cheng-Kung Road, Neihu 114, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China;doc50014{at}

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A 45-year-old man presented to the emergency department because of persistent steady flank pain for 18 h. He denied having any systemic illness or trauma. On arrival, his vital signs were normal. Physical examination showed knocking tenderness over his left flank. His laboratory results disclosed leucocytosis (white cells 10 700/l), mildly …

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