Indian Journal of Urology
SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49--54

The relevance of Randall«SQ»s plaques


Ruth Strakosha1, Manoj Monga2, Michael Y. C. Wong3 
1 Department of Urology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
2 Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
3 Fertility and Gynaecology Centre at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Michael Y. C. Wong
Medical Director of Urology, Fertility and Gynaecology Centre at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, #10-09 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth S(228510)
Singapore

The pathophysiology of nephrolithiasis is not fully understood. The pioneering work of Alexander Randall in the 1940s sought to clarify our understanding of stone formation. This review traces the inception of the theory of Randall«SQ»s plaques and the refinement of the hypothesis in the early days of kidney stone research. It then reviews the contemporary findings utilizing sophisticated investigative techniques that shed additional light on the pathophysiology and redefine the seminal findings of Dr. Randall that were made 70 years ago.


How to cite this article:
Strakosha R, Monga M, Wong MY. The relevance of Randall's plaques.Indian J Urol 2014;30:49-54


How to cite this URL:
Strakosha R, Monga M, Wong MY. The relevance of Randall's plaques. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 18 ];30:49-54
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