What is the role of total urine volume in the diagnosis of nephrolithiasis?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Chirag N Dave, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Patients in whom stones form should strive to achieve a urine output of more than 2 L daily in order to reduce the risk of stone formation. Patients with cystine stones or those with resistant cases may need a daily urinary output of 3 L for adequate prophylaxis.


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