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CURRENT ISSUEMINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA

A Journal on Nephrology and Urology

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ISSN 0393-2249

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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2010 September;62(3):283-94

BASIC UROLOGICAL RESEARCH 

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Predictors of success in shock wave lithotripsy of renal and ureteral stones

Santiago-Lastra Y. A., Eisner B. H.

Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

In many centers, shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a commonly used modality for the treatment of both renal and ureteral calculi. It is non-invasive, may be performed using minimal anesthesia, and has a high level of patient acceptance. The focus of the present review is to highlight patient and stone characteristics which affect the outcomes of SWL, in order to define which patients are proper candidates for this treatment.

language: English


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