Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

  title={Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.},
  author={Janet Yagoda Shagam},
  journal={Radiologic technology},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={145-63; quiz 164-7, 143}
Urinary tract stones have plagued mankind since ancient times. Until recently, this painful condition was corrected surgically, sometimes with serious complications. This article discusses extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), a noninvasive treatment that uses shock waves to fragment stones so they can be flushed out of the body through urination… CONTINUE READING