Steven R. Alexander, MD

Publication Details

  • DISSOLUTION OF CYSTINE CALCULI BY PELVIOCALICEAL IRRIGATION WITH TROMETHAMINE-E JOURNAL OF UROLOGY TSENG, C. H., TALWALKAR, Y. B., TANK, E. S., Hatch, T., Alexander, S. R., Gittes, R. F. 1982; 128 (6): 1281-1284

    Abstract:

    We report 3 cases of cystine calculi. The stones were dissolved by pelviocaliceal irrigation with tromethamine-E, performed either through a percutaneous nephrostomy tube or ureteral catheters. The 25, 27 and 37-day courses of irrigation were well tolerated by all patients. Complications included a single asymptomatic urinary tract infection that required antibiotic therapy and transient hematuria due to catheter irritation. Our experience demonstrates that cystine calculi, including staghorn, can be dissolved by tromethamine-E irrigation, thereby obviating the need for surgical intervention.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1982QA15900035

    View details for PubMedID 7154186

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