Bakhtawar Gul, Taskeen Ahmad Khan, Gulzar.
Chemical dissolution of urinary uric acid stones by the use of Citro Soda.
J Postgrad Med Inst Jan ;18(4):677-80.

Objective: The objective of this study was to find out the role of citrosoda sachet in the chemical dissolution of Urinary uric acid stones. Material and Methods: This study was conducted from Aug 2000 to Aug: 2002. All patients with urinary uric acid stones were included in the study. Citro soda was used as one sachet in half glass of cold water three times a day for ten to sixty days. All the patients were regularly followed up and pH of the urine was checked regularly in follow-up clinic. Results: Total number of patients were 30. Out of these 20 were male (67%) and 10 (33%) were female. Age range was from 15-50 years; average 32.5 years. Size of stone was ranging from 9 mm to 2.4 cm. Out of 30 cases 22 (73%) were kidney stones and 8 (27%) were Ureteric Stones. Out of 30 stones 28 (93%) were completely dissolved and two were partially dissolved. Duration of treatment was 10 days to 2 months. The partially dissolved stones were managed by ESWL. Twenty Eight out of Thirty stones were completely dissolved and two partially which were managed by ESWL making 93.4% and 6.6% respectively. Conclusion: This Study concludes that Urinary Uric acid stones can be dissolved by the use of citrosoda sachet and can also be prevented by the use of this sachet.

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