Management of residual stones.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Stone-free status is highly dependent on selection of the appropriate surgical technique, which should be tailored according to the individual stone and patient parameters. Although a stone-free state is the desired outcome of surgical intervention of urolithiasis, the authors believe that the presence of noninfection, nonobstructive, asymptomatic postprocedural residual fragments can be managed metabolically in order to prevent stone growth adequately. Further surgical intervention in the case of residual fragments is warranted if the clinical indications that prompted the original surgery persist.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Delvecchio, FC; Preminger, GM

Published Date

  • May 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 347 - 354

PubMed ID

  • 10778476

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-0143

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0094-0143(05)70263-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States