Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy of biliary stones.

  title={Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy of biliary stones.},
  author={Angela La Bella and P. Gimondo},
  journal={The Italian journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={22 6},
Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the newest, the most rapid and most promising nonsurgical treatment for symptomatic patients with radiolucent (cholesterol) gallstones in a well opacified (functioning) gallbladder. About 10% of patients with gallstones fulfill the requirements to be selected for ESWL. Results indicate 78% of stone free… CONTINUE READING