Predictive factors of lower calyceal stone clearance after Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL): a focus on the infundibulopelvic anatomy.

@article{Ghoneim2005PredictiveFO,
  title={Predictive factors of lower calyceal stone clearance after Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL): a focus on the infundibulopelvic anatomy.},
  author={Islam A Ghoneim and Ali M. Ziada and Seif Eldin Elkatib},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={296-302; discussion 302}
}
INTRODUCTION Controversy exists as to whether ESWL is suitable for lower pole renal stones, given the dependent position of the lower calyces. This study aims to test the effect of lower pole anatomy, namely lower polar infundibulo-pelvic angle, infundibular length and width, on clearance of fragments after ESWL. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 205 renal units with single lower pole stones of not more than 25 mm in their greatest diameter that were treated by ESWL… CONTINUE READING

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