Complications and Management of “Neglected” Renal Stones
In developed countries, with better facilities for medical and surgical treatment of urolithiasis, calculi usually are not “neglected” although even from affluent countries, there are reports of patients in whom surgery was advised, but they have failed to take advantage of it. This study of 50 patients with renal/ureteric stone “neglected” by the patients so far as orthodox treatment is concerned have been collected from the records of patients admitted to the Institute Hospital during the period from January 1, 1979, to March 31, 1980. The reason for neglect has been most often patient fear of and unwillingness to undergo surgery, but to nearly an equal extent it has been due to claims by practitioners of “folk lore” medicine or rival system of medicine that they had some medicine to dissolve the stone. Ninety percent of the stones have contained calcium and 10% contained uric acid. There have been no cystine stones in this group.
KeywordsUric Acid Peritoneal Dialysis Renal Stone Serum Uric Acid Level Institute Hospital
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