Urolithiasis in acromegaly

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Abstract

Hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, and hyperphosphatemia are common findings in acromegaly, yet there are only a few reports on the occurrence of urinary stones in these patients. We reviewed the files of 64 patients with acromegaly. A total of 8 patients had evidence of renal calculi: 4 patients underwent nephrolithotomy, 3 had stones which were seen on intravenous pyelography, and 1 patient voided a stone. Moreover, 2 other patients suffered from recurrent typical episodes of renal colic. In view of the high incidence of urolithiasis in our series we believe that more attention should be paid to detection of urinary stones in acromegalics to avoid further complications and suffering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalUrology
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1985

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