Injuries caused by hydrochloride acid or Triton X 100 application to the rat bladder urothelium, and the effects on calcium oxalate crystal retention, were examined by light and scanning electron microscopy. Damage due to either compound resulted in desquamation of urothelial cells. The crystals appeared to be retained by a fibrillar material, some of which was identified as fibrin. Heparin treatment of injured urothelium was found to prevent crystal retention.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Urology|
|State||Published - 1984|
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