Cystine calculi: correlation of CT-visible structure, CT number, and stone morphology with fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsy

@article{Kim2007CystineCC,
  title={Cystine calculi: correlation of CT-visible structure, CT number, and stone morphology with fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsy},
  author={S. Cao Kim and Erin K. Burns and James E. Lingeman and Ryan F. Paterson and James A. McAteer and James C. Williams},
  journal={Urological Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={35},
  pages={319-324}
}
Cystine stones are often highly resistant to shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), but it has been reported that cystine stones of “rough” morphology are actually quite susceptible to SWL. Based on the observation that rough cystine stones contain void regions that are visible by helical computed tomographic (CT) imaging, we hypothesized that the internal structure of cystine stones would correlate with the susceptibility of stones to SWL. Cystine stones with average diameters between 4 and 7 mm were… CONTINUE READING

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