Multimodal therapy for stones in pelvic kidneys

Patrizio Rigatti, Francesco Montorsi, Giorgio Guazzoni, Valerio Di Girolamo, Paolo Consonni, Renzo Colombo, Luigi Da Pozzo, Aldo Bocciardi

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Stones located in pelvic kidneys can be successfully treated by extracorporeal lithotripsy, either alone or in combination with endourology and open surgery. A multimodal approach was used in 16 patients with pelvic kidney stone disease and a 87.5% stone-free rate was achieved. The proper positioning of the patient on the lithotripter apparatus and the correct integration of the different therapeutic procedures were the real clues for obtaining a remarkable success rate with a minimally invasive approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Extracorporeal piezoelectric lithotripsy
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  • Kidney, ectopy
  • Pelvic kidney
  • Surgery
  • Ureteroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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