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A Microscopic Study of the Matrix of Some Calcium Oxalate Renal Stones

  • S. R. Khan
  • B. Finlayson
  • R. L. Hackett
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Alcian Blue Calcium Oxalate Urinary Stone Calcium Oxalate Stone Colloidal Iron 
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References

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    S. R. Khan, B. Finlayson, and R. L. Hackett, J. Urol. 130:992 (1983).PubMedGoogle Scholar
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Khan
    • 1
  • B. Finlayson
    • 1
  • R. L. Hackett
    • 1
  1. 1.Depts. of Surgery and PathologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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