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Urolithiasis pp 441-445 | Cite as

The Relation between Relative Supersaturation and Crystal Aggregation in Urine — An Sem Study and a Computerized Calculation of the Ion Equilibrium

  • F. Hering
  • W. G. Burschardt
  • N. Pyhel
  • W. Lutzeyer

Abstract

Using a Coulter Counter technique Robertson et al.1, 2 have shown that the urine of stone-formers contains crystals of calcium oxalate which are larger and more aggregated than those in normal urine. There is, moreover, a relationship between crystalluria and stone recurrence rate.

Keywords

Calcium Oxalate Scanning Electron Microscopy Study Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Alkaline Urine Crystal Aggregation 
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References

  1. 1.
    W. G. Robertson, M. Peacock, and B. E. C. Nordin, Clin. Sci. 34:579 (1968).PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    W. G. Robertson and M. Peacock, Clin, Sci. 43:499 (1972).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    B. Finlayson and F. Reid, Invest. Urol. 15:442 (1978).PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Hering
    • 1
  • W. G. Burschardt
    • 1
  • N. Pyhel
    • 1
  • W. Lutzeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Department of Electron Microscopy, and Department of Medical Statistics and DocumentationRWTH AachenAachenWest Germany

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