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Idiopathic Renal Lithiasis: New Developments in Evaluation and Treatment

  • Charles Y. C. Pak

Abstract

The term “idiopathic” renal lithiasis refers to the various types of stones formed in the kidney for which there is no clearly identifiable cause. Recent advances in renal stone research, particularly in the clarification of pathogenetic mechanisms, have provided improved definition and necessitated reclassification of causes for Ca stones. The purpose of this discussion is to review our own scheme for classification of Ca urolithiasis, and to consider new developments in pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.

Keywords

Primary Hyperparathyroidism Renal Lithiasis Calcium Oxalate Urinary Oxalate Primary Hyperoxaluria 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Y. C. Pak
    • 1
  1. 1.Southwestern Medical School, Department Internal MedicineThe University of Texas Health Science Center at DallasDallasUSA

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