Crystalluria and its possible significance. A patient-control study.

submitted by: rabie
The significance of crystalluria in the diagnosis and prognosis of urolithiasis remains a controversial subject in the current urological literature. In this study, in addition to the standard urolithiasis clinical and biochemical work-up, routine urine microscopy was performed to study crystals in 1 fresh and 2 stored morning urine samples from 140 urinary stone patients and 42 controls. Crystalluria was more frequently detected in patients (9.3% of the fresh samples) than in controls...
Authors: Abdel-halim r E