Send to

Choose Destination
J Urol. 1992 Nov;148(5):1517-9.

Endocytosis of calcium oxalate crystals and proliferation of renal tubular epithelial cells in a patient with type 1 primary hyperoxaluria.

Author information

Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637.


A patient with primary hyperoxaluria who received a liver-kidney transplant is presented. A postoperative renal biopsy showed apparent tubular cell endocytosis of calcium oxalate crystals and cell proliferation, indicating that renal epithelial cells do not perceive urinary crystals as inert. Such cellular responses to crystals may have a role in nephrolithiasis.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center