Title

Urolithiasis in adolescent children.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2005

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.admecli.2004.10.003

Abstract

Idiopathic urolithiasis in children has become more frequent in the past few decades as a result of increasing affluence and rapid change in our society's dietary habits. In Western societies, calcium stones in the kidney and ureter predominate. Pediatric urolithiases, unlike the adult form, require a comprehensive metabolic evaluation, because metabolic and enzymatic derangements play an important role in their pathogenesis. The recent advancements in endoscopic procedures, interventional radiology, and lithotripsy have allowed children to be managed effectively without open surgery. Pediatric urolithiasis requires a close working relationship between the urologist for acute surgical management of urolithiasis and the nephrologists for prevention of stone formation. In many children and adolescents with urolithiasis, a nonpharmacologic approach involving the adoption of healthy nutrition habits may suffice.

Journal Title

Adolescent medicine clinics

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

87

Last Page

109

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Calcium; Cystinuria; Food; Humans; Uric Acid; Urinary Calculi; Xanthine

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