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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-362-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-361-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-362-0
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