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Ozgür BC et al, 2014: Pediatric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: Multi-institutional results

Ozgür BC, Irkilata L, Ekici M, Hoscan MB, Sarici H, Yücetürk CN, Karakan T, Atilla MK, Hasçiçek AM, Eroglu M
Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Altindag - Turkey


AIM: To evaluate the efficacy, auxiliary procedures and complications of pediatric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) performed with electrohydraulic lithotripters.

METHODS: Children with urolithiasis, aged between 0 and 15, were retrospectively evaluated. ESWL was performed by using two different electrohydraulic lithotripters, Elmed Multimed Classic (Elmed Medical Systems, Ankara, Turkey) and E-1000 (EMD Medical Systems, Ankara, Turkey), between January 2008 and December 2012 in four different referral centers in Turkey.

RESULTS: 85.5% of patients were stone-free at 3 months. Further ESWL treatment was needed in 33.7% of the cases (one session, n = 55; two sessions, n = 15; three sessions, n = 13). Steinstrasse occurred in 10 patients but 8 of them cleared completely during the follow-up period. Urinary tract infection was detected in 3 (3.9%), fever in 3 (3.9%) and a small subcapsular hematoma in one (1.3%) patient, respectively. When the stones were divided into two groups as those with diameters <10 mm and ≥10 mm, it was found that the stone-free rate was associated with stone diameter, and that the smaller diameters had higher but statistically insignificant stone-free rates (P = 0.196).

CONCLUSION: ESWL yields favorable results with low rates of complication and auxiliary procedures in selected pediatric patients.

Urologia. 2014 Feb 26;0(0):0. doi: 10.5301/urologia.5000053. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID:24585439[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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