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A patient has been diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis but is suffering from nephrolithiasis.?

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In brief: Stone formers

Nephrolithiasis means kidney stones.
Nephrocalcinosis is a condition of depositing calcium into the tissue/collecting systems/tubules of either the cortex (outer portion) or medulla (inner portion) of the kidney - this can lead to stone formation. Corticol and medullary nephrocalcinosis have different mechanisms/causes and are associated with different physiologic/anatomic conditions (eg msk).

In brief: Stone formers

Nephrolithiasis means kidney stones.
Nephrocalcinosis is a condition of depositing calcium into the tissue/collecting systems/tubules of either the cortex (outer portion) or medulla (inner portion) of the kidney - this can lead to stone formation. Corticol and medullary nephrocalcinosis have different mechanisms/causes and are associated with different physiologic/anatomic conditions (eg msk).
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