Microlith Formation in Urine: A New Evidence

  • Y. M. Fazil Marickar
  • K. Sachidev
  • T. Joseph
  • S. Sindhu
  • P. Koshy

Abstract

The role of matrix in stone growth has been conclusively proved (1). However, it is not yet established that this matrix is present in the urinary sediment. Crystalluria is more common in stone formers than controls (2). Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) can be used to identify a wide variety of materials in urine (3). This paper is based on a detailed study of urinary deposits of patients with urinary stones.

Keywords

Uric Acid Matrix Material Medical College Hospital Calcium Excretion Urinary Stone 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. M. Fazil Marickar
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Sachidev
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Joseph
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Sindhu
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Koshy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.RRLTrivandrumIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMedical College HospitalTrivandrumIndia

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