Calcium oxalate precipitates in a renomedullary interstitial cell tumor

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  • We report a case of calcium oxalate deposition in a renomedullary interstitial cell tumor (RICT) in a patient dying of full-blown AIDS. The precipitates showed birefringence using a partially polaris ed light and were stained black in Yasue's silver nit rate-rubeanic acid method. The combination of cal cium oxalosis and RICT has not been reported before and might possibly be due to systemic biochemical alterations of the glycosaminoglycans as a result of profound metabolic disturbances in AIDS patients.
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  • Pecorella I; Lucas SB; Ciardi A; Memeo L; Miller RF
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  • 47
  • End Page

  • 48
  • Volume

  • 9
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  • 1