A Classification of Stones and its importance

Dear All,

I am providing an article which should be understood by all. The present authors looked at all types of stones and found that their origin varied according to the underlying pathology of the patient. It is of importance to know that ‘mixed’ stones are almost as frequent as the most well-known ‘pure’ ones and their correct classification can orientate the physician to the aetiological cause of the lithiasis, sometimes advocating rare pathologies.

The understanding of the physiopathological states of Urinary calculi  will help us to plan treatments for stone disease better and will help in Prevention of recurrences.

With warm regards,



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  • Dr. Roy Chally
    Dr. Roy Chally
    21 Dec 2020 07:45:05 PM

    This is a good article. 

    In this era of endoscopic management of urolithiasis a good magnified photograph of the stone surface is possible. After stone  cross  section and spectroscopy/ c-ray diffraction analysis we get the crystalline stone composition. According to this article it is possible to guess the aetiology and pathogenesis of the stone with this data. Prospective studies should be done to verify this concept.

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