Treatment of Urolithiasis

  • Masao Akimoto
  • Eiji Higashihara
  • Hiromi Kumon
  • Zenjiro Masaki
  • Seiichi Orikasa

Part of the Recent Advances in Endourology book series (ENDOUROLOGY, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-IX
  2. Sanjay Ramakumar, Joseph W. Segura
    Pages 12-22
  3. Akito Terai, Osamu Yoshida
    Pages 23-36
  4. David A. Lifshitz, Arieh L. Shalhav, James E. Lingeman
    Pages 37-59
  5. Matthew T. Gettman, Margaret S. Pearle
    Pages 60-74
  6. Akito Yamaguchi, Kaoru Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Meiri, Jiro Uozumi, Zenjiro Masaki
    Pages 75-87
  7. George K. Chow, Stevan B. Streem
    Pages 88-97
  8. Michael Grasso III
    Pages 98-106
  9. John Kourambas, Glenn M. Preminger
    Pages 107-134
  10. Peter-Martin Braun, Jeanette Hoang-Böhm, Peter Alken
    Pages 135-142
  11. Seiichi Orikasa, Naomasa Ioritani, Yutaka Chiba, Senji Hoshi, Atsushi Fukuzaki
    Pages 143-152
  12. Yasutomo Nasu, Takushi Kurashige, Hiromi Kumon
    Pages 153-166
  13. Taiji Nishimura
    Pages 167-182
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 183-188

About these proceedings


Urolithiasis is not only one of the most frequently encountered diseases at uro­ logical clinics; it is also the disorder whose treatment has shown the most rapid progress in the past decade. In that period, medicine has experienced a real revolution, characterized by minimally invasive treatments, improvement of the quality of life, and cost-effectiveness in treatment outcomes. In urology, the revolution started with the development of endoscopic retrograde treatment of urolithiasis in the upper urinary tract, which led to development of the percuta­ neous antegrade maneuver in the latter half of the 1970s. The most remarkable event occurred in 1982, when clinical use of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy was introduced by the Munich group, represented by Dr. Christian Chaussy, at the 18th Congress of the International Society of Urology in San Francisco. With the advent of these new strategies, open surgery for urolithiasis has all but dis­ appeared. Today, with the availability of new technology and equipment, guide­ lines for the treatment of urolithiasis have changed in all developed countries. It is quite timely that the Meeting of International Consultation on Urolithiasis will be held in Paris in June 2001 to establish international guidelines for urolithiasis. Looking through this textbook for urolithiasis, I was greatly impressed to learn that we have already drawn up some guidelines. The book includes all the updated advances of urolithiasis presented by the most prominent and experi­ enced urologists from all around the world.


Calyceal calculi Nephrolithotripsy Staghorn calculi Urolithiasis distal ureteral calculi surgery urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Masao Akimoto
    • 1
  • Eiji Higashihara
    • 2
  • Hiromi Kumon
    • 3
  • Zenjiro Masaki
    • 4
  • Seiichi Orikasa
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of UrologyNippon Medical SchoolBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of UrologyKyorin UniversityMitaka, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of UrologyOkayama University Graduate School of Medicine and DentistryOkayamaJapan
  4. 4.Department of UrologySaga Medical SchoolSagaJapan
  5. 5.Department of UrologyTohoku UniversityAoba-ku, SendaiJapan

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