Stone formation and pregnancy: pathophysiological insights gained from morphoconstitutional stone analysis.

@article{Meria2010StoneFA,
  title={Stone formation and pregnancy: pathophysiological insights gained from morphoconstitutional stone analysis.},
  author={Paul Meria and Haider Hadjadj and Paul Jungers and Michel Daudon},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2010},
  volume={183 4},
  pages={1412-6}
}
PURPOSE We examined whether stone composition in pregnant women reflects peculiar pathophysiological conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed in detail the composition of stones from 244 pregnant women 17 to 44 years old and from 5,712 nonpregnant women in the same age range, as recorded between January 1991 and December 2007. Clinical features were also recorded. All stones were analyzed by morphological examination coupled with infrared spectroscopy. The 2 patient groups were compared… CONTINUE READING

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