Study of Calcium Crystals in Patients with Kidney Stones
An important factor in the formation of calcium-containing kidney stones is the supersaturation of urine with calcium salts. However, we have been unable to find any difference in the saturation of calcium oxalate between stone-formers and normals, whereas the saturation of octocalcium phosphate was indeed higher in the stone formers although there was a considerable overlap1.
KeywordsKidney Stone Calcium Oxalate Large Crystal Calcium Salt Crystal Volume
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- 2.P. O. Crassweller, L. Brandes, A. Katirtzoglou, and D. G. Oreopoulos, Can. J. of Surg. 22:527 (1979).Google Scholar