Long-term evaluation of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for cholesterol gallstones.

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BACKGROUND Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a treatment that preserves the gallbladder. Problems after ESWL treatment include stone recurrence and the development of biliary symptoms. METHODS Two hundred and sixty-two patients with cholesterol-type gallstones, the best indication for ESWL treatment, and 42 control patients with cholesterol… (More)

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