Dissolution Kinetics of Calcium Oxalate Calculi

  • J. R. Burns
  • J. A. Belcher
  • B. Finlayson


The solubility of some stone salts (e.g. struvite, uric acid and cystine) can be increased by altering urinary pH. Calcium oxalate (CaOx) solubility, however, changes little over the physiological pH range (4.5 to 7.5) but does increase at pH <4.0. To assess the feasibility of in vivo dissolution of CaOx by acidic irrigating solutions, we have determined the dissolution kinetics of CaOx calculi at low pH.


Uric Acid Calcium Oxalate Stone Surface Lanthanum Oxide CaOx Stone 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Burns
    • 1
  • J. A. Belcher
    • 1
  • B. Finlayson
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of SurgeryUniversity of Alabama, and Veterans’ Administration HospitalBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of SurgeryUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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