Fig 2. Crystals such as calcium oxalate are readily observed under polarized light microscopy. Here a polarized view is shown of the same case illustrated in the previous figure, with numerous calcium oxalate crystals characterized by birefringence and organizing in fan or sheave-shaped arrays. There is associated tubular degeneration. (Polarized hematoxylin and eosin, original magnification X100).

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From the Atlas of Renal Pathology
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 36, Issue 5

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