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Urologic radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 146–148 | Cite as

Percutaneous dissolution of uric acid calculi with THAM irrigation

  • Shoichi Ebisuno
  • Toshiro Fukatani
  • Masanori Yoshida
  • Kousuke Kumeda
  • Tadashi Ohkawa
Article

Abstract

We describe two patients suffering from uric acid calculi; one had uremia due to obstruction in one kidney, and the other retained fragments after percutaneous nephrolithotomy. They were successfully treated by irrigation of a THAM (tris-hydroxymethyl-aminomethane) solution through percutaneous nephrostomy.

Key words

THAM Uric acid stone Dissolution 

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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoichi Ebisuno
    • 1
  • Toshiro Fukatani
    • 1
  • Masanori Yoshida
    • 1
  • Kousuke Kumeda
    • 1
  • Tadashi Ohkawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyWakayama Medical CollegeWakayama City, WakayamaJapan

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