Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for lower pole nephrolithiasis: efficacy and variables that influence treatment outcome.

@article{Talic1998ExtracorporealSW,
  title={Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for lower pole nephrolithiasis: efficacy and variables that influence treatment outcome.},
  author={Riyadh F Talic and S R el Faqih},
  journal={Urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          544-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for the treatment of lower caliceal stones (LCS) tends to have a poor success rate, prompting many urologists to advocate alternative treatment modalities. This study attempts to identify variables that may influence the outcome of ESWL treatment for LCS to help in selecting patients that are likely to benefit from the treatment. METHODS One hundred forty-two patients with isolated LCS treated with the Dornier HM3 lithotriptor were… CONTINUE READING
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