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How to Carry Out Shockwave Lithotripsy

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Abstract

Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is an effective and noninvasive modality for the treatment of urolithiasis. Stone-free rates vary between 50% and 95%. The key steps to success are appropriate patient selection and careful treatment delivery.

Keywords

Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Ureteric Stone Urine Dipstick Renal Artery Aneurysm Shock Delivery 
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Further Reading

  1. Turk C, et al. European Association of Urology Guidelines on Urolithiasis, www.uroweb.org 2011.
  2. Madaan S, Joyce AD. Limitations of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Curr Opin Urol. 2007;17(2):109–13.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Srisubat A, et al. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus retrograde intrarenal surgery for kidney stones. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009;7(4):CD007044.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologySalford Royal NHS Foundation TrustSalfordUK

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