Urolithiasis is a general term referring to the causes and effects of stones anywhere in the urinary tract. Urolithiasis should not be viewed conceptually as a single disease with a single cause, but rather as a sequela of multiple interacting underlying abnormalities. Thus, the syndrome of urolithiasis may be defined as the occurrence of familial, congenital, or acquired pathophysiologic factors that, in combination, progressively increase the risk of precipitation of excretory metabolites in urine to form stones (ie, uroliths). The following epidemiologic discussion is based on quantitative analysis of 350,803 canine uroliths, 94,778 feline uroliths, and 6310 feline urethral plugs submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center from 1981 to 2007.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice|
|State||Published - Jan 2009|
- Urethral plug
- Urolith analyisi
- Urolith trends