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Abdominal fat distribution on computed tomography predicts ureteric calculus fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Radiology
1432-1084
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
8
Pages
1624–1630
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00330-012-2413-6
PMID: 22415413
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

• Unenhanced CT is now widely used to assess ureteric calculi. • The same CT protocol can provide measurements of abdominal fat distribution. • Ureteric calculi are usually treated by shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). • Greater intra-abdominal fat stores are generally associated with poorer SWL results.

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