A Microscopic Study of the Matrix of Some Calcium Oxalate Renal Stones
Generally over 95% of the weight of urinary stones is crystalline material making it impossible to study the matrix, i.e. the non-mineralized component of stones, by conventional microscopic means without losing information concerning the crystal-matrix interface. We have developed a procedure1 whereby decalcified crystals are represented as crystal ghosts, and stones retain their architectural integrity.
KeywordsAlcian Blue Calcium Oxalate Urinary Stone Calcium Oxalate Stone Colloidal Iron
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