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Online ISSN 1827-1758
BASIC UROLOGICAL RESEARCH
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.