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Papillary and nonpapillary calcium oxalate monohydrate renal calculi: Comparative study of etiologic factors
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CitationPieras E, Costa-Bauza A, Ramis M, Grases F. Papillary and nonpapillary calcium oxalate monohydrate renal calculi: Comparative study of etiologic factors. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL. 2006;6:2411-9.
Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) renal calculi can be classified into two groups: papillary and nonpapillary. In this paper, a comparative study between etiologic factors of COM papillary and nonpapillary calculi is performed. The study included 40 patients with COM renal calculi. The urine of these individuals was analyzed. Case history, lifestyle, and dietetic habits were obtained. No significant differences between urinary biochemical data of both groups were observed; 50% of COM papillary stone formers and 40% of COM nonpapillary stone formers had urolithiasis family history. A low consumption of phytate-rich products was observed for both groups. A relationship between profession with occupational exposure to cytotoxic products and COM papillary renal lithiasis was detected. The results suggest that COM papillary calculi would be associated to papillary epithelium alterations together with a crystallization inhibitors deficit, whereas COM nonpapillary calculi would be associated to the presence of heterogeneous nucleants and a crystallization inhibitors deficit.
Keywordscalcium oxalate monohydrate
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Estilo de Vida
Microscopía Electrónica de Rastreo
Oxalato de Calcio