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Global Kidney Stones Management Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.33% and reach USD 2255.07 Million By 2024

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Kidney Stones Management Market by Diagnostics (Computed Tomography Scan, Abdominal X-ray, Ultrasound, Intravenous Pyelography, Abdominal MRI, and Others), by Type (Calcium Oxalate, Uric Acid, Calcium Phosphate, Cysteine, and Struvite), and by Treatment (Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Ureteroscopy, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2017 – 2024”. According to the report, global kidney stones management market was valued at approximately USD 1678.66 million in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 2255.07 million by end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 4.33% between 2018 and 2024.

Kidney stones are mineral and salt deposits that occur inside the kidneys. Kidney stones are predominantly made up of calcium oxalate; however, they may also be composed of numerous other compounds like uric acid, struvite, and cystine among others. The presence of kidney stones in the urinary tract is known as urolithiasis, while the presence of stones in the ureter is referred to as ureterolithiasis.     Kidney stones can affect people of all age groups; however, they are predominantly found in people between the ages of 20 and 40. According to, 1 in 10 people will be diagnosed with kidney stones at some time in their lives.

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The symptoms of a kidney stone include intense pain in the side and/or groin, nausea, vomiting, blood in urine, and reduced urine output among others. Lack of water inside the body is the leading cause of kidney stones. The urine turns more acidic when the required amount of water needed to dilute the uric acid is not available. Certain medical conditions such as urinary tract infections, Crohn’s disease, renal tubular acidosis, Dent’s disease, and hyperparathyroidism can also increase the risk of kidney stones. Several studies have suggested that kidney stones are more common in males. Kidney stones have a high recurrence rate. If preventive steps are not taken, there are high chances the kidney stones will form at regular intervals. Some medications also increase the risk of kidney stones occurrence.

Imaging techniques like ultrasound scan, computerized tomography (CT) scan, and intravenous urogram (IVU) or intravenous pyelogram (IVP) are used for diagnosing kidney stones. In addition, urine tests are performed to check for stone pieces and infections. Blood tests are also performed sometimes to check the functioning of kidneys. Symptom management is the primary focus of kidney stone treatment. Kidney stones that are less than 5 millimeters in diameter are flushed out of the body easily through urine. Treatment is necessary for kidney stones that are larger than 10 millimeters. Sound waves are used to break the kidney stones that are more than 10 millimeters in diameter. Other techniques such as endoscopy or surgery are also used sometimes to remove bigger kidney stones.

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Factors such as technological advancements in the field of ureteroscopy, increasing repetition rate of kidney stones, increase in accuracy of kidney stone detection due to the use of imaging techniques like CT scan, development of minimally invasive surgeries, growing consumption of fast food in developing regions, and global warming will be the growth drivers for the global kidney stones management market. Ongoing research and development activities in the field of kidney stone management and increasing awareness regarding kidney stones by implementing campaigns like the World Kidney Day will act as an opportunity for the market players in the kidney stones management market. However, lack of awareness regarding the treatment of kidney stones in some regions and potentially harmful effects of some of the treatment methods will restrict the growth of the global kidney stones management market.

The global kidney stones management market has been segmented into diagnostics, type, treatment, and region. The diagnostics segment has been segmented into Computed Tomography Scan, Abdominal X-ray, Ultrasound, Intravenous Paleography, Abdominal MRI, and Others. Computed tomography scan segment holds the maximum share of the product segment owing to its high accuracy. Based on the type, kidney stones management market has been segmented into calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, uric acid, struvite, cysteine. Calcium oxalate segment holds the maximum share of the type segment owing to its high incidence rate. Based on the treatment, kidney stones management market has been segmented into extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy, and others. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy holds the maximum share in the treatment segment due to high accuracy and non-invasive nature of this treatment.

North America will be the leading region during the forecast period. Availability of advanced imaging techniques for detection of kidney stones and increased government funding for increasing awareness regarding kidney stones will drive the market growth in this region. Europe will be the second largest market. The Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a rapid rate over the forecast period. Increasing consumption of fast food will boost the kidney stones management market in this region. Latin America market will grow at a conservative rate during the forecast period. The Middle East and Africa are expected to experience appreciable growth in the near future.

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Some of the key players in the kidney stones management market include Coloplast Group, Bard Medical Division, Boston Scientific Corporation, Allengers Medical Systems, Cook Medical, Lumenis Ltd., Electro Medical Systems, Storz Medical AG, Richard Wolf GmbH, and Dornier Medtech, among others.

This report segments the global kidney stones management market as follows:

Global Kidney Stones Management Market: By Diagnostics

  • Computed Tomography Scan
  • Abdominal X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Intravenous Paleography
  • Abdominal MRI
  • Others

Global Kidney Stones Management Market: By Type

  • Calcium Oxalate
  • Uric Acid
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Cysteine
  • Struvite

Global Kidney Stones Management Market: By Treatment

  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Others

Global Kidney Stones Management Market: By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • The Middle East and Africa

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