Urolithiasis pp 1003-1004 | Cite as

Obstructing Urethral Stone Treated by Extracorporeal Piezoelectric Lithotripsy

  • W. VahlensieckJr.
  • A. Frankenschmidt
  • H. Sommerkamp


The treatment of choice for urethral stones is removal by endoscopy or open surgery (1, 2). Concomitant urethral strictures can be treated by urethrotomia interna simultaneously. But, in some cases, the stone is impacted in the urethral wall so that the trans-urethral stone manipulation may cause severe urethral damage. The present study reports the first case of a urethral stone treated by piezoelectric shock-wave lithotripsy (EPL).


Urinary Stone Urethral Stricture Urinary Calculus Stone Patient Biliary Stone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. VahlensieckJr.
    • 1
  • A. Frankenschmidt
    • 1
  • H. Sommerkamp
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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