A Prospective Randomized Comparison Between Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Flexible Ureterorenoscopy for Lower Caliceal Stones ≤2 cm: A Single-Center Experience.

@article{Kumar2015APR,
  title={A Prospective Randomized Comparison Between Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Flexible Ureterorenoscopy for Lower Caliceal Stones ≤2 cm: A Single-Center Experience.},
  author={Anup Kasi Loknath Kumar and Pawan Vasudeva and Biswajit Nanda and Niraj Kumar and Manoj Das and Sanjeev Kumar Jha},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={575-9}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The optimal management method of lower caliceal calculi is still undefined. We performed a prospective randomized comparison to evaluate safety and efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and flexible ureteroscopy (RIRS) for lower caliceal calculus ≤2 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between December 2011 and January 2012, 195 patients with single radio-opaque lower caliceal calculi ≤2 cm were included in the study. Randomization was done into two groups-group A: SWL performed… CONTINUE READING

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