Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the prone position: treatment of stones in the distal ureter or anomalous kidney.

@article{Jenkins1988ExtracorporealSW,
  title={Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the prone position: treatment of stones in the distal ureter or anomalous kidney.},
  author={Alan D. Jenkins and Jay Y. Gillenwater},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1988},
  volume={139 5},
  pages={911-5}
}
A total of 15 patients underwent ESWL using the Dornier HM3 lithotriptor with the patient in the prone position. The stones were in the distal ureter over the sacroiliac joint in 10 patients, 8 of whom had undergone unsuccessful ureteroscopic manipulation. Two patients had horseshoe kidneys with stones that were too anterior to permit accurate targeting with the patient in the standard supine position. One patient had a solitary stone in a pelvic kidney and 1 had an obstructing ureteropelvic… CONTINUE READING