Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in the Prone Position: Technique, Indications, Results

  • K. Miller
  • R. Bachor
  • R. Hautmann


In this study 18 patients were treated in the prone position, utilizing the Dornier HM3 lithotripter with a modified gantry. Eleven patients had ureteral calculi in projection over the sacroiliac joint or close to the spine, five had calyceal stones either in a lumbar kidney or a horseshoe kidney, and two had common bile duct stones. ESWL was successful in all but two patients with ureteral stones.


Shock Wave Shock Wave Lithotripsy Common Bile Duct Stone Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Sacroiliac Joint 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Miller
    • 1
  • R. Bachor
    • 1
  • R. Hautmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of UrologyUniversity of UlmUlmWest Germany

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