Single stones of the lower pole of the kidney. Comparative results of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

@article{Havel1998SingleSO,
  title={Single stones of the lower pole of the kidney. Comparative results of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy.},
  author={David Havel and Christian Saussine and C Fath and Heikki A. Lang and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Faure and Didier Jacqmin},
  journal={European urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={396-400}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCN) as a treatment for stones of the lower pole of the kidney and to compare their morbidity according to the stone size. METHODS We retrospectively studied 739 patients treated for a single stone of the lower pole. Group I consisted of 666 patients treated by ESWL and group II consisted of 73 patients treated by PCN. RESULTS These were assessed at 3 months for 587 ESWL… CONTINUE READING

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