© 2011

Urinary Tract Stone Disease

  • Nagaraja P. Rao
  • Glenn M. Preminger
  • John P. Kavanagh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Basic Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gary C. Curham
      Pages 3-8
    3. Giovanni Gambaro, Laura Soldati, Giuseppe Vezzoli
      Pages 9-15
    4. Michel Daudon, Olivier Traxer, James C. Williams Jr, Dominique C. Bazin
      Pages 103-112
    5. Roswitha Siener
      Pages 113-124
    6. Bernhard Hess
      Pages 125-129
    7. Doreen M. Houston, Andrew Moore, Denise A. Elliott, Vincent C. Biourge
      Pages 131-150
  3. Basic Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. George E. Haleblian, Glenn M. Preminger
      Pages 159-167
    3. Joseph E. Zerwekh
      Pages 169-179
    4. Bernhard Hess
      Pages 181-184
    5. Khashayar Sakhaee
      Pages 185-193
    6. Christopher J. Danpure
      Pages 195-206
    7. Patrick Krombach, Gunnar Wendt-Nordahl, Thomas Knoll
      Pages 207-215

About this book


Urinary Tract Stone Disease covers the entire subject of urinary stone disease from basic sciences to medical and surgical treatment of stones. The surgical management of urinary stone disease has advanced significantly since the introduction of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), ureteroscopy (URS), and more recently retrograde intra-renal surgery (RIRS) with small, flexible fibre-optic ureteroscopes. As a result, “cutting for stones” has become a rare procedure. These minimally invasive techniques are now also used in the paediatric population with great safety and success. This book consists of 60 chapters divided into 9 sections. The first 3 sections are devoted to basic sciences on subjects ranging from epidemiology of urinary calculi, to shock wave physics. The fourth section deals with diagnostic, laboratory, and research methods in the diagnosis and investigation of stones. Stone disease in children is dealt with in chapter 5, followed by 3 sections on surgical management of stones. Finally, there is an entire section on medical management of stones. With highly illustrated diagrams, photographs, and X-ray images throughout, this book is an excellent reference for urologists, nephrologists and non-medical scientists.


PCNL RIRS SWL URS Urinary Stones Urolithiasis kidney stones percutaneous nephrolithotomy retrograde intra-renal surgery shock wave lithotripsy ureteroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Nagaraja P. Rao
    • 1
  • Glenn M. Preminger
    • 2
  • John P. Kavanagh
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. UrologySpire Manchester HospitalManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Division of Urologic SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologySouth Manchester University HospitalsManchesterUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Mr Nagaraja Rao is currently a Consultant Urological Surgeon at South Manchester University Hospital, an Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, and a Consultant Urological Surgeon at BUPA Hospital, Manchester. He is also a President of the Eurolithiasis Society and a Member of Section Office at the European Association of Urology. Dr John Kavanagh is Principal Research Biochemist at the University of Manchester, UK and is well known in the field of urinary stones. Dr Glenn M. Preminger is Professor of Urologic Surgery at the Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of kidney stone disease and the use of shock wave lithotripsy, and minimally invasive treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He has conducted research in various aspects of urology, including minimally invasive treatments for urologic diseases, urinary tract obstructions, enlarged prostate, and renal and ureteral stones.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Urinary Tract Stone Disease
  • Editors Nagaraja P. Rao
    Glenn M. Preminger
    John P. Kavanagh
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84800-361-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6838-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84800-362-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 720
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“The 60 chapters in this reference on urinary stone disease are written by 109 authors. … serves as a resource for everyone interested in or needing to learn about urinary stones. This includes medical, surgical, and diagnostic groups. It offers the information with the relationships between specialties and can be of value in such cross-referencing. … This book achieves its goal to be a major reference on urinary tract stone disease. It is essential for readers interested and working in the field of stone disease.”­­­ (Demetrius Bagley, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2011)

“In this textbook, editors Nagaraja Rao, Glenn Preminger and John Kavanagh have collected various aspects of urinary stone disease. With the help of more than 100 contributors from 15 countries, all of them world-wide experts, the editors provided the reader with a comprehensive survey. The book is composed of 60 chapters divided in nine sections. … Clearly, this comprehensive book fills a need in urologic literature and represents a useful reference for physicians involved in urolithiasis management.” (Paul Meria, European Eurology Today, October/November, 2011)