Medullary Sponge Kidney (Tubular Ectasia) in Calcium Urolithiasis
The project described in this presentation has been in progress for the past five years and has two main objectives. The first is to define the incidence of medullary sponge kidney in patients with calcium stones and the second is to attempt to determine the relationship between the milder degrees of the condition frequently encountered in our study and stone formation. During the course of our study, we have obtained all available intravenous urograms performed on our patients and reviewed them jointly with our radiologist colleague (S.J.) for evidence of tubular ectasia, a term which we prefer to “medullary sponge kidney” which we consider to be inappropriate for the milder degrees of the disorder. When the quality of the available x-rays was considered to be inadequate, infusion nephrotomography has, when feasible, been performed in an attempt to obtain better quality films.
KeywordsUric Acid Stone Formation Calcium Stone Uric Acid Stone Stone Patient
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