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IP Journal of Urology, Nephrology & Hepatology Science

Practice brief: “LUMP” a novel acronym for reporting renal stone

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Author Details : Gautam Ram Choudhary, Suresh Goyal, Pritesh Jain*, Manish , Prateek Gupta

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 57-59

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Acronyms are every medical professional’s ally not only for an effortless record making but also to save time and space. TNM staging for malignant cancer which stands for Tumour, Nodes and Metastasis is an excellent example of commonly used acronyms.  Looking at immense heterogeneity in the methods for clinical and academic characterization in summarising nephrolithiasis and its treatment options, we devised a simple scoring system called “LUMP”, intended for practical and feasible use. This acronym can be used by clinicians to readily and consistently classify patients with renal stones, for counseling about various treatment options, referral, prognosis, research reporting, follow-up etc.

Keywords: Acronyms, Imaging, Renal Calculi, Urology.

How to cite : Choudhary G R, Goyal S , Jain P, Manish, Gupta P, Practice brief: “LUMP” a novel acronym for reporting renal stone. J Urol Nephrol Hepatol Sci 2019;2(4):57-59

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