How Should I Operate on a Lithotriptor for Optimum Results?

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Abstract

Although ESWL remains the primary treatment of choice for the majority of urinary stones smaller than 2 cm many centers report disappointing results. The reason for this is often multifactorial. Excellent results can be obtained however provided proper attention is paid to all aspects of the procedure. These aspects are discussed in detail together with some simple tips to optimize results and at the same time minimize complications.

Keywords

ESWL Urolithiasis Shockwave lithotripsy Lithotripter Stone management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyAZ KlinaBrasschaatBelgium

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