Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: First choice therapy for ureteral stones

P. Rigatti, F. Montorsi, G. Guazzoni, M. Maffezzini

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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy represents the first choice therapy for reno-ureteral stone disease, being successful in more than 85% of cases. When extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is associated with both appropriate cystoscopic manipulations and with a proper positioning of the patient on the strecher of the lithotripter, it can be successfully applied to ureteral stones regardless of their specific location. We report 99 patients with ureteral calculi submitted to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy with a stone free rate of 98%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology


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