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Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy Plus Ureteral Stenting — A Suitable Treatment for Staghorn Stones?

  • K. Miller
  • R. Hautmann


Insertion of a ureteral stent prior to extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) results in a significant decrease in post-procedural morbidity when large stones (>2 cm) are treated (1). As a consequence, indications for ESWL monotherapy have been redefined and extended towards patients with a large stone burden. Moreover, with the introduction of second-generation lithotripters (2) and the upgraded Dornier HM-3 (3), anesthesia-free lithotripsy became available, thus adding further to the attraction of ESWL.


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Large Stone Ureteral Stents Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Staghorn Stone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Miller
    • 1
  • R. Hautmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of UrologyUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

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