Renal stone analysis: is there any clinical value

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It has usually been assumed that the analysis of recovered renal stones should be routinely done. This concept has recently been challenged. Very little work has been done to correlate analytical results with clinical findings and the impact of this information on clinical management. This paper reviews current concepts of stone formation, how this information can be used to interpret stone analysis results and how stone analyses results can be used in clinical-decision-making.

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