How to Carry Out Shockwave Lithotripsy



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.


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, 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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