Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)

Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)

by Amy Sussman, MD

Nephrolithiasis (the term employed for kidney stones), also known as renal calculi, is the most common condition affecting the urinary system. Kidney stones are not “stones” but rather crystal products formed in the kidneys. Ideally, these concretions will leave the body via the urethra without pain. Larger stones are painful and may need surgical intervention.

Understanding the etiology of various types of kidney stones and the criteria for surgical intervention will help stratify severity and guide management, which may also include dietary interventions. For example, a young child with kidney stones may present with cystinuria, and microscopic examination of the urine would be helpful in securing the diagnosis. On the other hand, a patient with a struvite stone and staghorn calculi should prompt investigation for certain bacterial UTIs.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:38 h
  • Quiz questions 19
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)

 Amy Sussman, MD

Amy Sussman, MD

Dr. Amy Sussman is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Medicine of the University of Arizona (UA), USA.
She obtained her MD from the University of Arizona in 2001 and completed residency and a Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Sussman was recruited back to the UA in 2009 and also serves as her department's clerkship director, and as the program director of the UA Nephrology Fellowship.
Because of her strong emphasis on medical student teaching, she has been distinguished with multiple teaching awards in the UA College of Medicine.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Sussman teaches courses on Nephrology.

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By Irfan A. on 06. April 2021 for Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)


By sandro s. on 06. November 2020 for Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)

I liked too much this course, it is complete, didatic and fast.

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By Behzad R. on 05. July 2020 for Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)

Thank you. You have been helpful. God keeps you safe.