Urolithiasis pp 641-642 | Cite as

Is There a Role for the Thyroid Gland in Renal Calcium-Stone Formation?

  • D. Gottlieb
  • S. Sarig
  • P. O. Schwille


Little is known about stone formation in endocrine disorders of the thyroid gland such as hypo- and hyper-thyroidism (1). We examined 31 female individuals: euthyroid healthy controls (n=10); hypothyroid patients (n=13); and hyperthyroid patients (n=8). Goitrous and non-goitrous subjects without a history of stones were found in the two patient populations. The age range of the study populations was 16–83 years. We measured calcio-tropic hormones and variables of mineral metabolism in serum and urine, the relative supersaturation products (RSP) using EQUIL, and the discriminatory index (DI) (2).


Thyroid Gland Parathyroid Hormone Stone Formation Mineral Metabolism Female Individual 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Gottlieb
    • 1
  • S. Sarig
    • 1
  • P. O. Schwille
    • 2
  1. 1.Casali InstituteHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of ErlangenErlangenGermany

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