Spectrum of stones composition: a chemical analysis of renal stones of patients visiting NMCTH.

Sanjiv Risal, Prabodh Risal, Dipendra Raj Pandeya, Deepak Adhikari, Chandra Shekar Bhattachraya, Prem Prakash Singh, Manhar Lal Shrestha

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A general observation of clinicians suggests that the prevalence ofurolithiasis is fairly high in Kathmandu but so far no systematic study has been undertaken here to explore the etiopathogenesis of disease in this region. In this preliminary communication, we present herewith the qualitative composition of 47 renal stones collected from surgical patients admitted to NMCTH over a period of 13 months (July 2005 to July 2006). All stones were of mixed type. Calcium was present in all stones. Oxalate, phosphate and uric acid were present in 95.7%, 87.2% and 34.0% patients respectively. The probable composition, as construed from analysis, suggests that calcium oxalate stones are predominant. Strikingly, the prevalence was very high in e"20 yrs age group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalNepal Medical College Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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