Identification of Risk Factors in the Development of Clinically Significant Subcapsular Hematomas Following Shock Wave Lithotripsy
A retrospective study of 1,012 shock wave lithotripsy treatments was performed to identify and analyze the risk factors for the development of six clinically significant post-ESWL subcapsular hematomas. The six patients had developed clinical signs and symptoms that on evaluation were confirmed as originating from a subcapsular hematoma.
Common factors identified included hypertension, diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, and obesity. These factors may put patients at increased risk for the development of subcapsular hematoma.
KeywordsShock Wave Shock Wave Lithotripsy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Solitary Kidney Subcapsular Hematoma
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