Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy as first line treatment alternative for urinary tract stones in children: a large scale retrospective analysis.

@article{Muslumanolu2003ExtracorporealSW,
  title={Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy as first line treatment alternative for urinary tract stones in children: a large scale retrospective analysis.},
  author={Ahmet Yaser Muslumanoğlu and Ahmet Hamdi Tefekli and Omer Sarilar and Murat Binbay and Faith Altunrende and Unsal Ozkuvanci},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={170 6 Pt 1},
  pages={2405-8}
}
PURPOSE Management of urinary tract stones in children represents a challenging problem. In this study we retrospectively analyzed our experience with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a 12-year period 408 urinary tract calculi in 344 children (mean age 8.7 +/- 3.9 years, range 6 months to 14 years) were managed with the Lithostar Plus lithotriptor (Siemens Medical Systems, Iselin, New Jersey). There were 57 caliceal stones, 167 in the renal… CONTINUE READING