Ureteroscopic lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi: comparative evaluation of three different lithotriptors.

@article{Salvado2012UreteroscopicLF,
  title={Ureteroscopic lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi: comparative evaluation of three different lithotriptors.},
  author={Jose Antonio Salvado and Rodrigo Mandujano and Ivan Saez and Alvaro Saavedra and Arturo Dell'oro and J. R. Saenz Dominguez and Cristian A Trucco},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={343-6}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES We report the results of a randomized controlled trial comparing three different lithotriptors using semirigid ureteroscopy (URS) for distal ureteral stones. METHODS Between September 2009 and November 2010 69 patients undergoing ureteroscopy were randomized to three groups: LithoClast classic (Group 1), Holmium Laser (Group 2), and StoneBreaker™ (Group 3). A 7.5F semirigid ureteroscope was used in all procedures. The primary outcome was differences in… CONTINUE READING