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Staghorn calculi (struvite stones) are a type of kidney stone that
may occur with frequent kidney infections. They can be more serious than other
types of kidney stones. They are large stones and often occur with an
They are called "staghorn" because on X-rays they look like deer
Medical treatment, including antibiotics and surgical removal of
the stone, is usually needed. Women are affected more than men because of their
higher risk for urinary tract infections.
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
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