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Ceban E, 2012: The treatment of the reno-ureteral calculi by extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)

Ceban E
Surgical and Nephrology Department, Nicolae Testemiţanu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova


Abstract

Urolithiasis has an important role in the structure of urological pathology, due to its high incidence, frequency of recurrence and complications it might cause. There are many methods of treatment for kidney stones described in the scientific literature as conservative, surgical, laparoscopic, endoscopic, and ESWL. In this study, we have analyzed the ESWL method of treatment of reno-ureteral stones.There are still many controversies about the effectiveness of different models of lithotripters but the lithotripter type Modulith SLK Storz Medical (Germany) used in our clinic has proved to be very effective. ESWL is currently the first-line treatment for the majority of kidney and ureteral stones, which are up to 20 mm in diameter.

J Med Life. 2012 Jun 12;5(2):133-8. Epub 2012 Jun 18
PMID: 22802877 [PubMed - in process]

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Hans-Göran Tiselius on Friday, 11 May 2012 07:27

This is a summary of the authors´ experience with stone removal using Lithostar and Modulith SLK lithotripters. 483 patients presenting with stones in the kidney or ureter during a period of 7 years were included.

325 patients were treated with the Lithostar device (2005-2006; A) and 158 with Modulith SLK (2010-2011; B). Which technique that was used between 2006 and 2011 is not mentioned! The average number of sessions was similar 1.24 in group A and 1.22 in group B. It is of note, however, that the stones were larger in group A. The use of analgesics is not described.

Hans-Göran Tiselius

This is a summary of the authors´ experience with stone removal using Lithostar and Modulith SLK lithotripters. 483 patients presenting with stones in the kidney or ureter during a period of 7 years were included. 325 patients were treated with the Lithostar device (2005-2006; A) and 158 with Modulith SLK (2010-2011; B). Which technique that was used between 2006 and 2011 is not mentioned! The average number of sessions was similar 1.24 in group A and 1.22 in group B. It is of note, however, that the stones were larger in group A. The use of analgesics is not described. Hans-Göran Tiselius
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