Management of Ureteral Steinstrasse After Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy
The incidence of post-procedural complications after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) during the elimination of gravel, and the length of elimination time are directly related to the initial stone mass. Stones of a size less than 2.5 cm require invasive auxiliary procedures after ESWL in approximately 10% of patients (percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN), ureteroscopy) whereas, in larger stones, auxiliary procedures are needed in up to 60% of patients when treated with ESWL alone.
KeywordsPercutaneous Drainage Urinary Stone Stone Size Ureteral Obstruction Stone Removal
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