EuropeanAssociation of Urology, Guidelines on urolithiasis
- C Türk, T Knoll, A Petrik
- Eur Urol
INTRODUCTION To compare outcomes of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as treatment of choice. METHODS A total number of 46 patients with renal pelvic stones 10-20 mm and body mass index (BMI) >30 randomized in two groups underwent RIRS and ESWL from 2011 to 2014 and followed for 3 months. RESULTS The patients mean ± SD age was 36.1 ± 13.1 years in ESWL and 33.2 ± 11.4 years in RIRS groups (P = .1) with comparable BMI in both groups (36.2 vs 38.1). In ESWL and RIRS groups, the operation time was 72.2 ± 21 vs 66.5 ± 19 minutes (P = .061), respectively. Stone free rate (SFR) at 3 months was 68% in ESWL group vs 90.4% in RIRS group (P = .019). The complication rate was 20% in ESWL group vs 14.2% in RIRS group (P = .211) but all of them were minor and managed conservatively. CONCLUSION According to our study, RIRS procedure in comparison with ESWL is a safe and successful option of treatment for renal pelvis stone of 10-20 mm in obese people.