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Limitations of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Authors
  • Madaan, Sanjeev
  • Joyce, Adrian D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Urology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2007
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
109–113
Identifiers
PMID: 17285020
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The importance of traditional factors in predicting ESWL success, such as stone size, location, composition and renal anatomy, are well known. More recently, authors have created nomograms to predict stone-free outcome after ESWL. Others have used the information obtained from computed tomography to predict stone comminution. In addition, modifications in shock wave delivery by altering shock rate and voltage have been researched in an effort to improve shock wave efficacy.

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