Organic material associated with the calcium oxalate crystals in urinary stones and experimentally induced nephrolithiasis was stained with colloidal iron and analysed by energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis using standard techniques. Iron was positively identified in the stained specimens indicating that some of the organic material is an acidic mucosubstance. The results also indicate that some of the organic material of urinary stones may originate in the kidneys.
Khan, Saeed R. and Hackett, Raymond L.
"Histochemistry of Colloidal Iron Stained Crystal Associated Material in Urinary Stones and Experimentally Induced Intrarenal Deposits in Rats,"
Scanning Electron Microscopy: Vol. 1986
, Article 45.
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