Monotherapy extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for the treatment of staghorn calculi in children.

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PURPOSE We evaluate the efficacy and parenchymal consequences of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for staghorn calculi in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1991 to 1999, 16 young patients 5.5 months to 2 years old and 7 older children 6 to 11 years old were treated for complete (6) or partial (17) staghorn calculi. Infection was the main… (More)

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