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  • Print publication year: 2012
  • Online publication date: February 2012

Chapter 16 - The kidneys and genitourinary system

Summary

What is the commonest composition of renal calculi?

Calcium oxalate with calcium phosphate.

Which other types of renal stones may form?

Among the rarer type of renal stone, the most frequently identified include: magnesium ammonium phosphate (struvite), cystine and uric acid stones.