Nephrolithiasis in the Elderly

  • Neera K. DahlEmail author
  • David S. Goldfarb


The geriatric population is both at higher risk of developing kidney stones and complications from medical or surgical treatment of stones. In this chapter, we review the risks for kidney stones and examine how these risk factors are affected by age. We also review current recommendations for treatment and suggest modifications to tailor therapy to the older age group.


Aged Kidney stones Nephrolithiasis Urolithiasis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of NephrologyYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Nephrology SectionNew York Harbor VA Healthcare System and NYU Langone HealthNew YorkUSA

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