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Correlating Endoscopic Findings with Metabolic Processes
Dr. Borofsky discusses the ways in which an endoscopic analysis of the renal papilla is a useful alternative to post-procedural stone analysis or 24-hour urine analysis and how it may enable urologists to characterize a patient’s stone disease in real time. He covers both Randall’s plaque and ductal plugging, including how to identify each and important insights that might be useful to understanding a patient’s stone activity. He also discusses some of the potential correlations of these abnormalities with a patient’s underlying metabolic condition and disease progression.