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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.