Brushite stone disease as a consequence of lithotripsy?

  title={Brushite stone disease as a consequence of lithotripsy?},
  author={Amy E. Krambeck and Shelly E. Handa and Andrew P. Evan and James E. Lingeman},
  journal={Urological Research},
The incidence of calcium phosphate (CaP) stone disease has increased over the last three decades; specifically, brushite stones have been diagnosed and treated more frequently than in previous years. Brushite is a unique form of CaP, which in certain patients can form into large symptomatic stones. Treatment of brushite stones can be difficult since the stones are resistant to shock wave and ultrasonic lithotripsy, and often require ballistic fragmentation. Patients suffering from brushite… CONTINUE READING