Monotherapy of ureteral calculi with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
Robles JE, de Castro F, Isa WA, Rosell D, Agüera LG, Sánchez PL, Berián JM.
Departamento de Urología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona.
We reviewed our experience with ESWL in the treatment of 401 patients with ureteral stones in order to evaluate if a higher disintegration and clearance rates could be achieved without prior manipulation of ureteral calculi, i.e., ESWL used as in situ monotherapy. The global stone free rate were 83%, 85% and 91% at 15 days, 1 month and 3 months after ESWL.
We also analyzed the results according to the efficiency quotient (EQ).
CITATION Actas Urol Esp. 1992 May;16(5):413-6