The efficacy and parenchymal consequences of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in infants.


OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in young children and to evaluate, using renal scintigraphy, any possible adverse effects on renal parenchyma. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1991 to October 1998, 19 infants (aged 5-24 months) underwent ESWL for kidney urolithiasis using a Sonolith 3000 (14 kV… (More)


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