Indications for Conservative and Surgical Management of Urinary Stone Disease

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Abstract

The treatment options for patients with urolithiasis are expanding and results improving due to improvements in endoscopic tools and techniques. Shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and active surveillance are all utilized to treat these patients. The choice of treatment for patients with urolithiasis depends on many stone and clinical factors. Althougth the available data to guide us are limited, this review identifies principles that will assist physicians in determining the most efficient and safe path to a stone-free patient

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrinary Stones
Subtitle of host publicationMedical and Surgical Management
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages133-147
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781118405390
ISBN (Print)9781118405437
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 2014

Keywords

  • Calculi
  • Kidney
  • Lithotripsy
  • Percutaneous
  • Shock wave
  • Ureteroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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