urinary calculus


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urinary calculus

n.
A hard mass of mineral salts in the urinary tract. Also called cystolith, urolith.

u′rinary cal′culus


n.
a calcareous concretion in the urinary tract.
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Noun1.urinary calculus - a calculus formed in the kidney
calculus, concretion - a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful"
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Just prior to the catheter insertion, she passed a 1 X 1 cm urinary calculus. Her pain level improved after passing the calculus.
Based on the number of patients, urinary calculus disease is the 3rd largest area in urology after urinary tract infection and prostate disease.
Second, the decision to intervene in a urinary calculus may be influenced by many factors, including the objective characteristics of the patient, the preferences and clinical judgment of the individual urologist, institutional norms, and professionally specified treatment protocols.
The patients admitted in Surgery Ward with the symptoms of pain in abdomen, burning in micturition, frequency of micturition, dribbling or weak stream of urine, retention of urine, haematuria and other symptoms of uraemia, signs such as distension of bladder or abdominal tenderness were admitted in surgical wards as provisional diagnosed cases of urinary calculus and were subjected to investigations including routine Hb%, TLC, DLC, RBS, urine analysis, renal function test, X-ray KUB region, USG and intravenous pyelography as and when required.
In addition, although fasting causes some changes in urinary metabolites, there is not enough evidence that these changes increase urinary calculus formation.
Urinary Calculus Disease: A study of 267 cases at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore over 2 years.
Similarly, there is no consensus on the effects of mineral content of fresh water such as calcium and bicarbonate on the incidence of urinary calculus. (20) In a recent study, (21) no correlation was found between the incidence of urinary calculus and the amount of calcium, bicarbonate, or the total hardness of drinking water.
Conditions commonly referred for CTU include urinary calculus disease, hematuria, flank and abdominal pain, suspected renal or urothelial neoplasm, a variety of inflammatory conditions, and congenital anomalies of the kidneys and ureters.
Hyperoxaluria and hypercalciuria performed as the frequent form of metabolic disorders (30-60%), and urinary calculus contained calcium salts in of 80% of cases.