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 (US)
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalActa Radiologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Calculi
  • Genitourinary system
  • Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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