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 critical. Because stone disease comprises a large part of any urologist’s practice, a thorough knowledge of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of stone disease is critical in order to understand and implement treatment strategies to prevent stone formation. Likewise, a working knowledge of the surgical treatments, instrumentation and outcomes is necessary to arm patients with sufficient information to make an informed decision and to provide the appropriate treatment modality for a given stone situation. In Urolithiasis: Medical and Surgical Management, the authors provide a complete guide to the management of stone disease from both a medical and surgical prospective. This book should be an invaluable resource for those who treat stone disease in any capacity, whether surgically or medically, acutely or long-term.
Table of Contents
I. Metabolic Aspects of Stone Disease 1. Epidemiology of Stone Disease 2. Pathogenesis of Renal Calculi 3. Basic Metabolic Evaluation for Nephrolithiasis 4. Role of Diet in Stone Prevention 5. Role of Imaging in Management of Urolithiasis 6. Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Acute Renal Colix 7. Pathophysiology and Management of Calcium Stones 8. Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Uric Acid Stones 9. Pathophysiology and Management of Cystine Stones 10. Pathophysiology and Management of Infection Stones II. Surgical Management of Stone Disease 11. Shock Wave Lithotripspy: Indications and Technique 12. Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy: Indications and Technique 13. Flexible Ureterorenoscopy: Indications and Technique 14. Renal Calculi: Treatment outcomes 15. Ureteral Calculi: Treatment outcomes 16. Stones in Patients with Renal Anomalies: Techniques and Outcomes III. Pediatric Stone Management 17. Medical and Surgical Management