A Clinical Study on the Recurrence of Urinary Tract Lithiasis After ESWL
During the three and a half year period from September 1, 1984 through February 29, 1988, a total of 1,456 patients with calculi of the urinary tract were subjected to extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) by treatment with a Dornier HM3 lithotripter. Of these patients, 108 had bilateral calculi. Follow-up was performed in 968 cases in which three or more months had passed since complete elimination of the calculi. Data were obtained from 726 of these patients. Urolithiasis was found to have recurred after ESWL in 79 cases, a recurrence rate of 10.9%.
KeywordsRecurrence Rate Urinary Tract Infection Calcium Oxalate Recurrent Case Horseshoe Kidney
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