Definition of urolithiasis in English:


Syllabification: u·ro·li·thi·a·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͝orələˈTHīəsis


  • The formation of stony concretions in the bladder or urinary tract.
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    • Key words used included kidney stones, urinary calculi, urolithiasis, urinary tract stones, and nephrolithiasis.
    • Depending on where they are located, kidney stones are also known as renal calculi, urinary calculi, urinary tract stone disease, nephrolithiasis, urolithiasis, and ureterolithiasis.
    • Symptoms mimicking those of urolithiasis also occur with urologic lesions such as congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction, renal or ureteral tumors, and other causes of ureteral obstruction.

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