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Therapy for Caculus Disease of the Kidney and Ureter

  • Andrew J. LeRoy
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Symptomatic calculi in the collecting systems of the kidney and ureter are a frequent cause of patient morbidity in modern medical practice. The disability and discomfort associated with this disease are well documented and have influenced the progressive development of successful treatment modalities. Improved diagnostic modalities have also been developed, using increasingly more sophisticated laboratory and imaging procedures. Research has continued into the underlying etiologies of calculus formation and the appropriate therapy directed at inhibiting initial calculus development. The overall beneficiaries of this continuing medical progress are the many patients who are annually afflicted with renal calculus disease.

Keywords

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Ureteral Stone Renal Calculus Ureteral Obstruction Stone Removal 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew J. LeRoy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Mayo Medical SchoolUSA
  2. 2.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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