Clinical-Chemical Study of Urinary Stones in Saudi Arabia — I. Uric Acid Stones

  • R. E. Abdel-Halim
  • A. O. Baghlaf
  • A.-B. B. Farag


In Saudi Arabia, urolithiasis is the commonest urological problem. However, there are few reports on this topic and almost none on the chemical composition of stones. This paper contains part of an analytical study on 100 stones and the results of clinical investigations on those patients with uric acid stones.


Uric Acid Total Organic Carbon Saudi Arabia Calcium Oxalate Urinary Stone 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Abdel-Halim
    • 1
  • A. O. Baghlaf
    • 1
  • A.-B. B. Farag
    • 2
  1. 1.Urology UnitKing Abdul Aziz University HospitalSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Dept. of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdul Aziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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