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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

In Clinical Practice


  • Contains examples of treatment of rare conditions

  • Written by experienced experts in the field

  • Comprehensive guide to the procedure


Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rolf Schmutz, Frédéric Birkhäuser, Pascal Zehnder
    Pages 1-19
  3. Rolf Schmutz, Frédéric Birkhäuser, Pascal Zehnder
    Pages 21-84
  4. Rolf Schmutz, Frédéric Birkhäuser, Pascal Zehnder
    Pages 85-111
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 113-117

About this book


This book is a comprehensive guide to extracorporeal stone wave lithotripsy (ESWL) that includes a step-by-step approach for treating every possible kidney stone position. The book has an easy to read structure that will help readers understand ESWL quickly.

Written by leading experts who have used ESWL to treat over 23000 patients, this book brings together years of practical knowledge and expertise in one concise volume. The book aims to utilise this knowledge and allow people to independently carry out kidney stone treatment on patients. Diagrams and illustrations show the methods and techniques needed in ESWL, as well as the potential complications.


ESWL kidney stone lithotripter Urinary tract Urology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Urologie St. AnnaLucerneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Urologie St. AnnaLucerneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Urologie St. AnnaLucerneSwitzerland

About the authors

Rolf Schmutz, Medical-technical assistant ESWl, Urologie St. Anna, Lucerne. He is a leading expert in extracorporeal stone wave lithotripsy and over the last 30 years has treated over 23000 patients. He has previously held the position of medical-technical assistant at the University of Berne.

Frédéric Birkhäuser is a urology specialist at Urologie St. Anna, in Lucerne, Switzerland. Since 2014 he has been an examiner at the oral examinations of the European Board of Urology (EBU), in Brussells, and since 2013 he has been the external expert of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for the review of grant applications.

Pascal Zehnder is a urology specialist at Urologie St. Anna, in Lucerne, Switzerland. He is an examiner of oral and practical examinations at the Swiss Board of Urology, as well as a reviewer for numberous scientific journals, including the Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology International, and the British Journal of Cancer.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Book Subtitle In Clinical Practice
  • Authors Rolf Schmutz
    Frédéric Birkhäuser
    Pascal Zehnder
  • Series Title In Clinical Practice
  • Series Abbreviated Title In Clinical Practice
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-77639-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-77640-8
  • Series ISSN 2199-6652
  • Series E-ISSN 2199-6660
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 117
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
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