National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP) review paper on complications of shock wave lithotripsy for urinary calculi.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This decade has witnessed dramatic advances in the surgical management of urinary calculi. Today, most stones can be removed by minimally invasive means. In fact, the treatment of choice in 60% to 90% of patients with renal and ureteral calculi that need to be surgically removed is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). This article reviews indications for ESWL and discusses deleterious effects of ESWL.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, LH; Drach, G; Hall, P; Lingeman, J; Preminger, G; Resnick, MI; Segura, JW

Published Date

  • December 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 635 - 641

PubMed ID

  • 1750434

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9343

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9343(91)90217-l


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States