Urinary Calculus Formation in Small Bowel Bypass Patients
Urinary calculus formation is an acknowledged complication of small bowel bypass performed for alleviation of morbid obesity and has been conclusively shown to be related to the increased postoperative absorption of exogenous oxalate. Despite much recent interest the magnitude of this problem is uncertain and current therapy unsuccessful. It is felt that a better understanding of stone formation in these patients could prove of therapeutic benefit and that at the same time a study of this population might open an investigative pathway for the study of idiopathic calcium oxalate calculogenesis.
KeywordsStone Formation Crystallization Rate Calcium Oxalate Calcium Gluconate Stone Passage
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