Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment of Ureteral Calculi: Update 1988
The Bowman Gray Baptist Hospital experience with the first 20 patients with ureteral calculi treated with the Candela pulsed dye laser will be presented. The mean stone size was 8.75 mm (range 4 mm to 15 mm) and most of the stones were located in the lower ureter. The calculi could be satisfactorily fragmented in 75% of cases. Cystine and calcium oxalate monohydrate stones were more difficult to fragment with the laser. Complications were minimal. Laser lithotripsy appears to be an effective tool in the endourologic treatment of ureteral calculi.
KeywordsShock Wave Lithotripsy Calcium Oxalate Of75 Case Ureteral Calculus Ureteral Catheter
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