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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for radiolucent stones.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1404478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Eleven patients with radiolucent urinary calculi were treated with shock wave lithotripsy. Nine of these patients experienced successful fragmentation of their stones and subsequent spontaneous passage of the calculi fragments. The majority of the stones were composed of uric acid alone or a mixture of uric acid and calcium oxalate. One stone with metabolites of triamterene also fragmented well. Uric acid calculi can be treated successfully with shock wave lithotripsy using adequate visualization by contrast injection.
Authors:
S Kumar; V Srinivasan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-20     Completed Date:  1992-11-20     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  797-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Howard University, Washington, DC.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Female
Humans
Kidney Calculi / therapy
Lithotripsy*
Male
Middle Aged
Ureteral Calculi / therapy
Urinary Calculi / chemistry,  therapy*
Urography
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