Matrix obstruction of solitary kidney during pregnancy

Max Maizels*, Thomas A. Victor, John Garnett, James M. Holland

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A matrix calculus obstructed the ureter of a solitary kidney during pregnancy. Anuria and azotemia were reversed by extracting the calculus. The matrix was an amorphous mass of glycoprotein and mucopolysaccharide; there were only microscopic nests of calcium. Only electron micrographs demonstrated a tendency of the crystals and matrix to display lamellae. This unusual architecture suggests matrix calculi can grow without organized lamellae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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