Comparative study of long-term stone recurrence after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and open stone surgery for kidney stones


Kosar A., Sarica K., Aydos K., Kupeli S., Turkolmez K., Gogus O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.6, no.3, pp.125-129, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-2042.1999.06311.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-129

Abstract

Background: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has become the treatment of choice for most calculi of upper urinary tract and the need for open stone surgery (OSS) have considerably reduced. However, stone recurrence is often encountered as a long-term problem requiring re-treatment.