Shock wave lithotripsy treatment of radiolucent ureteric calculi with the help of contrast medium.

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OBJECTIVE Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment of radiolucent ureteric calculi (UC) is hampered by the reduced visibility of the stone. Intravenous contrast medium (IV-CM) administration may overcome this problem by indirectly depicting the localisation of the stone. However, IV-CM administration bears known risks. The aim of this study was… (More)

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