Urolithiasis pp 169-171 | Cite as

On the Role of the Organic Matrix in the Architecture of Urinary Stones

  • H. Iwata
  • S. Nishio
  • A. Wakatsuki
  • A. Matsumoto
  • M. Takeuchi

Abstract

Urinary stones are formed in four stages: crystal nucleation, crystal growth, crystal aggregation, and concretion. The following study was performed to understand the yet unclear mechanism of concretion.

Keywords

Core Area Organic Matrix Urinary Stone Stone Surface Mantle Layer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Iwata
    • 1
  • S. Nishio
    • 1
  • A. Wakatsuki
    • 1
  • A. Matsumoto
    • 1
  • M. Takeuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyEhime University School of MedicineShigenobu, EhimeJapan

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