Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. S. H. Ralston
    Pages 1-32
  3. V. L. Sharman
    Pages 33-58
  4. C. A. C. Charlton
    Pages 59-72
  5. R. S. C. Rodger
    Pages 73-88
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 89-93

About this book


Renal stone disease remains a common clinical problem. Patients m a y attend either medical or surgical clinics and n o t infrequently present as acute abdominal emergencies to general practitioners, physicians, surgeons and even gynaecologists. Recent urinary calculi continue to cause considerable morbidity despite the recent advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of the different types of stones involved and despite improvements in t reatment- by appropriate drug therapy, by ultrasound techniques and by lithotripsy. This volume discusses the investigation and management o f patients with calculus disease. Each chapterhas been written by a n experienced clinician and provides information of considerable relevance and importance for all doctors engaged in clinical practice. The technical developments o f the last few years have clearly demonstrated that renal stone disease, even when recurrent, should be an uncommon cause of chronic renal failure. Knowledge o f the recent developments in this field is important for all practising doctors and even more important for their patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Graeme R. D. Catto
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Aberdeen and Honorary Consultant Physician/Nephrologist to the Grampian Health BoardUK
  2. 2.Harvard Medical School and the Peter Bent Brigham HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7681-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2617-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4514
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