, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 89–90 | Cite as

Wrong perspective obscures the adverse effects of shock-wave lithotripsy

  • Davor EterovićEmail author
  • Marijan Šitum
  • Vinko Marković
  • Ante Punda
Letter to the Editor


Shock Wave Lithotripsy Renal Calculus Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Renal Vascular Resistance Renal Hemodynamic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davor Eterović
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marijan Šitum
    • 2
  • Vinko Marković
    • 1
  • Ante Punda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity Hospital Split and Department of Medical Physics, University of Split Medical FacultySplitCroatia
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity Hospital Split and University of Split Medical FacultySplitCroatia

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