[Recurrence of lithiasis after extracorporeal lithotripsy, percutaneous surgery, and open surgery for calculi of the upper urinary tract].

@article{Trinchieri1992RecurrenceOL,
  title={[Recurrence of lithiasis after extracorporeal lithotripsy, percutaneous surgery, and open surgery for calculi of the upper urinary tract].},
  author={Alberto Trinchieri and A. Mandressi and Gianlugi Zanetti and Emanuele Montanari and Guido Dormia and Paolo Luongo and Fabrizio Rovera},
  journal={Progres en urologie : journal de l'Association francaise d'urologie et de la Societe francaise d'urologie},
  year={1992},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={396-401}
}
The safety and short-term effectiveness of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) have already been well established. However, long-term follow-up studies are essential to prove that the recurrence rate after PCNL and/or ESWL is equal or even better than that of surgery. We reviewed 57 patients treated with ESWL monotherapy, 45 patients treated by PCNL (or by PCNL combined with ESWL for complete staghorn stones) and 59 patients treated by open… CONTINUE READING