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Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy

Known as: ESWL, ESWL (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy), Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy [ESWL] 
a medical procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones that form in the kidney, bladder, ureters, or gallbladder
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Review
2016
Review
2016
CONTEXT Management of urinary stones is a major issue for most urologists. Treatment modalities are minimally invasive and… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND Clinical implementation of cholangioscopy for direct visual examination of bile ducts, tissue sampling, and… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
OBJECTIVES After SWL treatment, many patients have residual fragments in the kidney or ureter. Fragments </=4mm have high… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
PURPOSE The optimal management of lower pole renal calculi is controversial. We compared shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and… Expand
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
PURPOSE We evaluated the attenuation value of renal calculi on unenhanced axial computerized tomography (CT) images as a… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
PURPOSE The efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous stone removal for the treatment of symptomatic lower pole renal… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
OBJECTIVES To develop a less invasive method for performing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) with the intent of decreasing the… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
The results of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL*) and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy for the treatment of lower pole… Expand
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
This study was designed to compare different methods of treating renal calculi in order to establish which was the most cost… Expand
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy effectively fragments urinary calculi in the upper urinary tract and upper ureter. These… Expand
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