Matrix in Stone: An Electron Microscopy Study

  • P. Koshy
  • A. George
  • K. Sachidev
  • T. Joseph
  • Y. M. Fazil Marickar

Abstract

Most urinary calculi contain an organic matrix (1). The role of the organic matrix in the formation of human urinary stones is not clearly understood (2). This paper is a study of urinary stones following treatment with mineral acids employing the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

Keywords

Oxalate Ghost Monohydrate Dihydrate 

References

  1. 1.
    MA Warpehoski, PJ Buscemi, DC Osborn, B Finlayson, and EP Goldberg, Calcified Tissue Int. 33: 211(1981).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    SD Roberts and MI Resnick, in: “Urolithiasis and Related Clinical Research,” PO Schille, LH Smith, WG Robertson, and W Vahlensieck, eds., Plenum Press, New York (1985).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    SR Khan and RL Hackett, Scanning Electron Microscopy II: 935 (1984).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Koshy
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. George
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Sachidev
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Joseph
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. M. Fazil Marickar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Regional Research LaboratoryTrivandrumIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMedical CollegeTrivandrumIndia

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