Title

Nephrolithiasis

Division

South Atlantic

Hospital

Orange Park

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

6-22-2020

Keywords

kidney stones, kidney calculi, kidney diseases

Disciplines

Family Medicine | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Internal Medicine | Male Urogenital Diseases | Nephrology

Abstract

Nephrolithiasis, or kidney stones, is the most common condition affecting the urinary system, affecting about 12% of the world population, with a yearly incidence of 600,000 in America. It is the result of a crystal or crystalline concretion traveling from the kidney through the genitourinary system.[1][2] Kidney stones correlate with an increased risk of chronic kidney diseases, end-stage renal failure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and hypertension.[3]

Publisher or Conference

StatPearls

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