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Urolithiasis pp 389-390 | Cite as

Medullary Sponge Kidney and Calcium Nephrolithiasis

  • G. Vagelli
  • V. Ferraris
  • G. Calabrese
  • A. Mazzotta
  • G. Pratesi
  • M. Gonella

Abstract

A wide variation (from 3.6% to 13%) in the prevalence of medullary sponge kidney (MSK) has been reported in calcium stone formers (CSF) (1–3), Furthermore, the existence of peculiar metabolic abnormalities with respect to idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis (ICN) is debated (1, 2, 4, 5). Therefore we evaluated the MSK prevalence in 138 consecutive CSF and the possible clinical and metabolic difference between MSK and ICN patients in our unit.

Keywords

Weight Index Metabolic Difference Distal Nephron Calcium Stone Urinary Acidification 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Vagelli
    • 1
  • V. Ferraris
    • 1
  • G. Calabrese
    • 1
  • A. Mazzotta
    • 1
  • G. Pratesi
    • 1
  • M. Gonella
    • 1
  1. 1.Servizio di Nefrologia e Dialisi, Divisione di UrologiaEnte OspedalieroCasale MonferratoItalia

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