Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy with MPL9000 for the treatment of urinary stones in pediatric patients.

G. Zanetti, E. Montanari, A. Guarneri, M. Seveso, A. Trinchieri, F. Rovera, E. Austoni, E. Pisani

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Abstract

Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is now applied as the treatment of choice in most cases of urinary stones. Its acceptance in pediatry, however has been only gradual despite numerous positive studies. We report on fourteen young patients (mean age: 9.7 years) who were all treated by ESWL with the MPL9000 lithotriptor for renal stones. Each patient received an average of 1440 shocks with generator energy set at 14.4 Kv. Six of these patients required either analgosedation or anesthesia. No observable complications of treatment occurred. At one-month follow up, the kidneys of twelve patients were found to be stone-free, while two still presented fragments that could pass spontaneously. At three-month follow-up, thirteen patients were stone-free and a single patient retained some fragments. From this data we infer that ESWL with the MPL9000 lithotriptor may be used safety and efficiently to treat urolithiasis in younger patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-673
Number of pages3
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Volume65
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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