Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for solitary distal ureteral stones: does the degree of urinary obstruction affect success?

@article{Demirba2004ExtracorporealSL,
  title={Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for solitary distal ureteral stones: does the degree of urinary obstruction affect success?},
  author={Murat Demirbaş and Ahmet C. Kose and M Murat Samli and Cem Guler and Turgay Kara and Mustafa Karalar},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          237-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is a safe and effective way to treat stones in the distal ureter, but the impact of urinary obstruction on outcome is not clear. We investigated the relation between the degree of stone-induced urinary obstruction and the outcome of SWL treatment in patients with solitary distal ureteral stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of 165 consecutive patients with solitary distal ureteral stones underwent SWL (Multimed 9200… CONTINUE READING