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A calculus is a stone (a concretion of material, usually mineral salts) that forms in an organ or duct of the body. Stones cause a number of important medical conditions.
Common stone diseases
A number of important medical conditions are caused by stones:
Stones can also be asymptomatic.
Pathophysiology & Symptoms
Stones can cause disease by several mechanisms:
Diagnostic workup varies by the stone type, but in general:
Again, treatment varies by stone type, but in general:
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