Current trends in the management of urinary stones

T. P. Smith, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, M. D. Darcy, A. H. Cragg, D. W. Hunter, K. Amplatz

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalActa Radiologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1988


  • Genitourinary system
  • calculi
  • management


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