Metabolic evaluation of pediatric patients with stones

Urol Clin North Am. 1995 Feb;22(1):95-100.


Metabolic evaluation of children with urinary stones begins with analysis of calculi or gravel if at all possible. If no stone is available, radiographic appearances may predict types. Once stone composition is known or suspected, a targeted testing program is performed. Serum and urinary tests define the causative abnormality. Therapy is then directed toward correcting this problem.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Metabolic Diseases / complications
  • Metabolism, Inborn Errors / complications
  • Urinary Calculi / chemistry*
  • Urinary Calculi / etiology
  • Urinary Tract Infections / complications