STEPHEN G. GELFAND, M.D.; ALAN I. TARANTO, M.D.
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To the editor: The association of hyperoxaluria and nephrolithiasis secondary to disease and resection of the distal ileum was recently described by Smith, Fromm, and Hofmann (1). While with the U.S. Army at Red-stone Arsenal, Alabama, we observed a patient with marked hyperoxaluria and bilateral nephrolithiasis associated with a large Meckel's diverticulum. After surgical resection of the diverticulum, urinary oxalate excretion returned to normal.
In March 1971, a 46-year-old man had spinal X rays for back pain that showed degenerative changes and bilateral nephrolithiasis confirmed by intravenous pyelogram. The patient gave no history of symptomatic renal calculi. Urinalysis, blood urea
GELFAND SG, TARANTO AI. Hyperoxaluria and Meckel's Diverticulum. Ann Intern Med. ;79:748–749. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-5-748_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(5):748-749.
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