High-energy shock waves (HESW) are widely accepted for disintegration of renal and ureteral stones. In the last years, HESW have been applied to tumor cells in vitro and tumors in vivo. In the present paper we summarized the effects of HESW on cells, the interaction mechanisms between HESW and tissue, and the combined treatment of HESW and biological response modifiers and cytostatic drugs.
CITATION Rev Med Univ Navarra. 1996 Oct-Dec;40(4):25-33