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Diagnostic Imaging

  • Maria Assunta Cova
  • Lucio Olivetti
  • Luigi Grazioli
  • Paola Martingano
  • Fulvio Stacul

Abstract

Urinary lithiasis is the product of the precipitation of normally soluble substances in the urine, which over time leads to the formation of stones. Many factors play a role in this process, but the main one is the increase in the urinary concentration of the solutes to the point of causing their crystallization. Low urinary volume can also cause precipitation in individuals whose metabolism is normal, since the urinary solution is normally supersaturated.

Keywords

Diagnostic Image Renal Pelvis Transitional Cell Carcinoma Ureteric Stone Renal Colic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Assunta Cova
    • 1
  • Lucio Olivetti
    • 2
  • Luigi Grazioli
    • 3
  • Paola Martingano
    • 1
  • Fulvio Stacul
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Trieste Cattinara HospitalTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic ImagingIstituti Ospitalieri di CremonaCremonaItaly
  3. 3.First Department of RadiologyA. O. Spedali CiviliBresciaItaly

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