Current trends in the management of urinary stones.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The treatment of renal and ureteral stones has undergone rapid and major changes over the past ten years. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy has become the most commonly used modality for the treatment of renal and upper ureteral stones. Lower ureteral stones are more commonly being approached by retrograde techniques. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, medical therapy, and open surgical nephrolithotomy offer viable alternatives in given situations. Presented here is the current application of each of these techniques, both alone and in combination, for the treatment of urinary stones.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, TP; Castaneda-Zuniga, WR; Darcy, MD; Cragg, AH; Hunter, DW; Amplatz, K

Published Date

  • March 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 145 - 150

PubMed ID

  • 2965895

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0284-1851


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England