Urolithiasis, or stone disease occurs in 7% of women and 12% of men at some point, and these statistics are rising. Furthermore, for those who form a stone, the likelihood of a recurrence is nearly 50% within 5 years of initial diagnosis. Therefore, the need for effective, minimally invasive alternatives for stone eradication and prevention is crit

chapter 1|8 pages

Epidemiology of stone disease

chapter 2|15 pages

Pathogenesis of renal calculi

ByBrian R Matlaga

chapter 3|11 pages

Basic metabolic evaluation for nephrolithiasis

ByMichael N Ferrandino, Glenn M Preminger

chapter 4|24 pages

Role of diet in stone prevention

ByKristina Penniston

chapter 5|9 pages

The role of imaging in the management of urolithiasis

ByGyan Pareek

chapter 6|7 pages

Evaluation and management of the patient with acute renal colic

ByBhavin N Patel, Corey M Passman, Dean G Assimos

chapter 7|18 pages

Pathophysiology and management of calcium stones

ByElaine M Worcester

chapter 8|12 pages

Uric acid nephrolithiasis: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment

ByKhashayar Sakhaee

chapter 9|14 pages

Pathophysiology and management of cystine stones

ByJohn R Asplin

chapter 10|15 pages

Pathophysiology and management of infection stones

BySangtae Park

chapter 11|18 pages

Shock wave lithotripsy: Indications and technique

ByAmy E Krambeck, James E Lingeman

chapter 12|10 pages

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Indications and technique

ByReem Al-Bareeq, Geoffrey R Wignall, John D Denstedt

chapter 13|24 pages

Flexible ureterorenoscopy: Technique and indications

ByOlivier Traxer

chapter 14|13 pages

Renal calculi: Treatment outcomes

ByBenjamin K Canales, Manoj Monga

chapter 15|13 pages

Ureteral calculi: Treatment outcomes

ByMichael K Louie, Ralph V Clayman

chapter 16|17 pages

Stones in patients with renal anomalies: Techniques and outcomes

ByAlana Desai, Ramakrishna Venkatesh

chapter 17|12 pages

Pediatric urolithiasis Bruce Slaughenhoupt