Lower pole I: a prospective randomized trial of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy for lower pole nephrolithiasis-initial results.

@article{Albala2001LowerPI,
  title={Lower pole I: a prospective randomized trial of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy for lower pole nephrolithiasis-initial results.},
  author={David Mois Albala and Dean G. Assimos and Ralph Victor Clayman and John D. Denstedt and Michael A Grasso and Jorge Guti{\'e}rrez-Aceves and Robert I. Kahn and Raymond John Leveillee and James E. Lingeman and Joseph N Macaluso and Larry C. Munch and Stephen Y. Nakada and Robert C. Newman and Margaret Sue Pearle and Glenn M. Preminger and Joel S Teichman and John R. Woods},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2001},
  volume={166 6},
  pages={2072-80}
}
PURPOSE The efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous stone removal for the treatment of symptomatic lower pole renal calculi was determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective randomized, multicenter clinical trial was performed comparing shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous stone removal for symptomatic lower pole only renal calculi 30 mm. or less. RESULTS Of 128 patients enrolled in the study 60 with a mean stone size of 14.43 mm. were randomized to percutaneous stone… CONTINUE READING
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