Korean J Urol.  1992 Dec;33(6):1055-1058.

Comparison of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for management of lower ureteral stones

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  • 1Department of Urology, Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Abstract

115 patients with lower ureteral stone for which intervention was considered have been treated by ureteroscopy (URS) or in situ extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Of 57 patients treated by URS, successful evacuation of major part of the stone was achieved in 73.7% but 1 patient was required surgery for serious complications. In the ESWL group of 58 patients. stone free rate was recorded in 98.3% and there were no significant complications. We conclude that ESWL should be the primary method of intervention in patients with lower ureteral stone, in view of therapeutic effectiveness such as hospital stay, anesthetic risk, stone free rate and complications.

Keyword

ESWL; URS; lower ureteral stone

MeSH Terms

Humans
Length of Stay
Lithotripsy*
Shock*
Ureter*
Ureteroscopy*
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