Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones

Jay D. Raman, Margaret S Pearle

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Abstract

Shock wave lithotripsy has been utilized for the management of ureteral calculi since its introduction in the 1980s, although historically its use was limited to the treatment of proximal ureteral calculi. Currently, stones in all locations of the ureters can be treated successfully with SWL, albeit occasionally with the need for special positioning or use of ureteral catheters or intravenous contrast to facilitate localization. The feasibility and success of SWL for ureteral calculi are influenced by stone size, location, and composition, as well as on patient anatomy and comorbidities. Recent investigations have demonstrated that treatment parameters can be optimized and a variety of adjuvant measures can be utilized to enhance success rates and increase the safety of the procedure. Current guidelines endorse the use of SWL for the management of most patients with small-to-moderate-sized ureteral calculi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrinary Tract Stone Disease
PublisherSpringer London
Pages469-477
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781848003613
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Ureteral Calculi
Lithotripsy
Urinary Catheters
Ureter
Comorbidity
Anatomy
Guidelines
Safety
Therapeutics

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Raman, J. D., & Pearle, M. S. (2011). Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones. In Urinary Tract Stone Disease (pp. 469-477). Springer London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-362-0_40

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones. / Raman, Jay D.; Pearle, Margaret S.

Urinary Tract Stone Disease. Springer London, 2011. p. 469-477.

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Raman, JD & Pearle, MS 2011, Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones. in Urinary Tract Stone Disease. Springer London, pp. 469-477. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-362-0_40
Raman JD, Pearle MS. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones. In Urinary Tract Stone Disease. Springer London. 2011. p. 469-477 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-362-0_40
Raman, Jay D. ; Pearle, Margaret S. / Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones. Urinary Tract Stone Disease. Springer London, 2011. pp. 469-477
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