Netsch C et al, 2013: [Calyceal stones]
Netsch C, Gross AJ
Abteilung für Urologie, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Rübenkamp 220, 22291 Hamburg, Deutschland
The natural course of untreated, asymptomatic calyceal calculi has not yet been clearly defined regarding disease progression and risk of surgical interventions. The decision for an active treatment of calyceal calculi is based on stone composition, stone size and symptoms. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) has a low complication rate and is recommended by the current guidelines of the German (DGU) and European (EAU) Associations of Urology as a first-line therapy for the treatment of calyceal stones
Urologe A. 2013 Aug;52(8):1135-45; quiz 1146-8. doi: 10.1007/s00120-013-3239-9
PMID:23860670 [PubMed - in process]
This CME article is written in German and contains only minor information on SWL therapy of calyceal stones.