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lithiasis

 [lĭ-thi´ah-sis]
1. a condition marked by formation of calculi and concretions.
2. sometimes used as a synonym for one of the specific types of lithiasis, such as urolithiasis, nephrolithiasis, or cholelithiasis.
gallbladder lithiasis cholecystolithiasis.
pancreatic lithiasis pancreatolithiasis.
renal lithiasis nephrolithiasis.
urinary lithiasis urolithiasis.

li·thi·a·sis

(li-thī'ă-sis),
Formation of calculi of any kind, especially of biliary or urinary calculi.
[litho- + G. -iasis, condition]

lithiasis

(lĭ-thī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. lithia·ses (-sēz′)
Pathological formation of mineral concretions in the body.

li·thi·a·sis

(li-thī'ă-sis)
Formation of calculi of any kind, especially of biliary or urinary calculi.
[litho- + G. -iasis, condition]

lithiasis

The formation of stones (calculi) anywhere in the body, but especially in the urinary and bile secretion and storage systems.
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Lupo, "Lithiasis in cystic kidney disease and malformations of the urinary tract," Urological Research, vol.
Mild or no clinical significance Simple renal cyst 31 Hepatic cyst 24 Hiatal hernia 8 Liver haemangioma 8 Thyroid nodule < 1 cm 7 Pleural thickening 3 Paraspinal cyst 2 Splenic cyst 1 Total 87 Recommendation No further work-up is necessary Possible clinical significance Pleural effusion 9 Thyroid goitre 6 Gallbladder lithiasis 5 Airspace disease 4 Splenomegaly 2 Hydronephrosis 2 Adrenal nodule 1 29 Further work-up is recommended depending on specific clinical scenario Clinically significant Mediastinal lymphadenopathy/mass 6 Lung nodule/mass 3 Aortic coarctation 2 Breast nodule 1 Complex renal cyst 1 Hepatic mass 1 Solid renal mass 1 15 Further diagnostic work-up is mandatory
During the routine medical checkup of these workers a number of renal lithiasis cases were detected which prompted the question whether lead accumulates in renal calculi like other body pools such as physiological fluids, soft tissues and bones [2].
laparoscopic procedures for the treatment of common bile duct stones (BDS), also called lithiasis. In the United States, the prevalence of gall bladder disease is approximately 20.5 million (6.3 million men and 14.2 million women), and varies from 5.3 percent to 26.7 percent of the population, depending on gender and ethnicity.
Additionally, exposure to chemical compounds, such as naphthenic acids, primary sclerosing cholangitis, anabolic steroids, ulcerative colitis, intrahepatic lithiasis, Caroli disease and multiple liver cysts are other recognized predisposing factors for the development of cholangiocarcinomas in humans (AL-BAHRANI et al., 2013).
In some cases, not only are the accidents due to its abuse are considered, but also the increase in the incidence of some morbidity conditions directly associated to absenteeism such as, for example, urinary lithiasis (6).
While in 1997 the American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines recommended ESWL for lithiasis of the lumbar ureter with a stone size below 1 cm as the first line treatment, and for stones of the distal ureter either URS or ESWL, 10 years later the AUA and EAU guidelines suggested the superiority of ureteroscopy for all types of lithiasis regardless of the size or position, except for lumbar ureteral stone size below 1 cm.
In addition, Pb exposure has provoked weak tubular necrosis and tubular microcalcification; it is the beginning of lithiasis, which supposed to come from metabolic disturbances.
The prevalence of nephro lithiasis in Atlanta was almost two times greater than in Los Angeles, but the mean annual temperature of both Atlanta and Los Angeles was 17[degrees]C.
Sonnets have been written about the severity of renal lithiasis colic.
In addition, the hospital will feature a number of specialised units, including a theatre for cardiac catheterisation, two rooms for performing upper and lower laparoscopic procedures and a theater for endoscopic treatment of renal lithiasis (kidney stones).