Impact of stone location on success rates of endoscopic lithotripsy for nephrolithiasis.

@article{Perlmutter2008ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of stone location on success rates of endoscopic lithotripsy for nephrolithiasis.},
  author={Adam E. Perlmutter and Can Talug and William F Tarry and Stanley Zaslau and Hesam Farivar Mohseni and Stanley J Kandzari},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={214-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether stone location affects the stone-free rates of endoscopic lithotripsy for nephrolithiasis. METHODS From January 2002 to August 2006, 245 patients with 272 stones, ranging from 4 to 20 mm in size, underwent ureteroscopy (URS) with laser lithotripsy at West Virginia University Hospital. The patients were followed up postoperatively with noncontrast spiral computed tomography, abdominal plain radiography, renal ultrasonography, or retrograde pyelography. Patients… CONTINUE READING