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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a common non-invasive treatment for urolithiasis. It is less successful in obese patients and with stones > 2 cm.

Complications

  • Steinstrasse: incomplete fragmentation that results in a pile-up of stone fragments that obstruct the ureter
  • renal hemorrhage is rare (<1%)

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