Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Experience in treating 245 patients with gallbladder stones.


An EDAP LT-01 lithotripter was used to treat 245 patients with functioning gallbladders containing one to three radiolucent stones of less than 20 mm in diameter. Ursodeoxycholic acid was administrated as adjuvant litholytic therapy. The gallbladder stones disintegrated in 98.8% of patients and disappeared completely in 21.2% within 1 month after… (More)


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