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Management of stones in calyceal diverticulum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17285025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Congenital abnormities in urology are very common. These abnormalities include calyceal diverticula, which are frequently diagnosed as an incidental finding. Once symptomatic, calyceal diverticula have to be located by accurate imaging and then treated in an appropriate manner. RECENT FINDINGS: Possible methods of treatment in calyceal diverticula are generally the same as in other abnormalities of the kidney: extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, endoscopic procedures, percutaneous procedures, laparoscopy and open surgery. It is important to find the exact location of the stone-bearing diverticulum and various imaging techniques may be used for this purpose. Metabolic work-up remains important. SUMMARY: There is a strong trend towards endoscopical and laparoscopical treatment in renal abnormalities such as calyceal diverticula. A combination of these two methods seems to be appropriate in some cases.
Andreas J Gross; Thomas R W Herrmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in urology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0963-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Urol     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-07     Completed Date:  2007-07-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200621     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Urol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Hamburg, and Urology Clinic, Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Diverticulum / complications*
Kidney Calculi / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy*
Kidney Calices*
Kidney Diseases / complications*

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