Clinical importance of renal calyceal microlithiasis in children


Bilge I., Yilmaz A., KAYIRAN S. M. , Emre S., KADIOGLU A., Yekeler E., ...More

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.55, no.6, pp.731-736, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.12186
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.731-736
  • Keywords: children, microlithiasis, renal calyceal microlithiasis, renal stone, urolithiasis, PEDIATRIC UROLITHIASIS, IDIOPATHIC HYPERCALCIURIA, CHILDHOOD UROLITHIASIS, TURKISH CHILDREN, KIDNEY-STONES, SINGLE-CENTER, RISK-FACTORS, EXPERIENCE, ETIOLOGY, PATTERNS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BackgroundRenal calyceal microlithiasis refers to a hyperechogenic spot in renal calyces <3mm in diameter detected on renal sonography. These spots possibly represent the first step in calculus formation. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical presentation, predisposing factors, prognosis and clinical importance of these hyperechogenic spots in renal calyces, renal calyceal microlithiasis, during childhood.