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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of renal calculi during early pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10510103     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of renal stone treatment by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) during pregnancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 824 women of reproductive age who were treated by ESWL were analysed and the patients surveyed using a questionnaire about pregnancies, to which 636 (76%) responded. Of these patients, six had inadvertently undergone ESWL for renal stones during the first month of pregnancy. The stones were detected and located during ESWL using ultrasonography. RESULTS: The six patients gave birth to six children who had no detectable malformations or chromosomal anomalies. CONCLUSION: Although these results suggest that there were no adverse effects of ESWL during early pregnancy, a larger series should be assessed to confirm the safety and long-term effects of ultrasound-guided ESWL in the treatment of renal calculi during pregnancy. We do not advocate lithotripsy as a treatment for renal calculi in pregnancy, but inadvertent lithotripsy in a pregnant woman is not a cause for concern.
Authors:
M A Asgari; M R Safarinejad; S Y Hosseini; F Dadkhah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJU international     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1464-4096     ISO Abbreviation:  BJU Int.     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-15     Completed Date:  1999-12-15     Revised Date:  2006-07-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886721     Medline TA:  BJU Int     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Modarress Hospital, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Kidney Calculi / therapy*
Lithotripsy / methods*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Treatment Outcome
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
BJU Int. 2000 Jun;85(9):1155   [PMID:  10939870 ]
BJU Int. 2000 Feb;85(3):384   [PMID:  10744459 ]

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