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Pelvi-calyceal height, a predictor of success when treating lower pole stones with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.
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PMID:  15937708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extra corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the treatment of choice for the majority of renal stones, however, it has the lowest success rate in complete clearance of stones located in the lower pole. We assess whether pelvi-calyceal height is a useful measurement in predicting successful stone clearance from the lower pole. A total of 105 patients with a solitary lower pole calculus of less than 20 mm treated with ESWL were reviewed. Stone size, location and pelvi-calyceal height were measured by intravenous urogram. Success was defined as complete stone clearance. Fifty-four patients (51.4%) had successful treatments, with the remaining 51 (48.6%) having incomplete stone clearance (including two patients in whom treatment had no effect). There was a statistically significant difference (P<0.0001) in pelvi-calyceal height between the two groups. Mean pelvi-calyceal height in patients with complete stone clearance was 15.1 mm (SD=3.9) compared with 22.9 mm (SD=5.2) for those with incomplete clearance. Pelvi-calyceal height is a useful predictor of success when treating lower pole renal stones with ESWL.
A Symes; G Shaw; D Corry; S Choong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-06-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urological research     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0300-5623     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Res.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-31     Completed Date:  2006-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364311     Medline TA:  Urol Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Stone Unit, Institute of Urology, University College London, London W1W 7EY, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Kidney Calculi / therapy*
Kidney Pelvis / anatomy & histology*
Middle Aged

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