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The treatment of lower pole renal calculi in 2003.
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PMID:  16985677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The optimal treatment of patients with lower pole renal calculi is still being defined. Shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and ureteroscopy are all currently utilized to treat patients with this condition. These methods have yielded varying degrees of success. The influence of collecting system anatomy on shock wave lithotripsy results remains controversial. Ongoing randomized, prospective trials evaluating the efficacy of all of these respective therapeutic options will, it is hoped, determine the best approaches for this patient cohort.
Authors:
Brian R Matlaga; Dean G Assimos
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in urology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1523-6161     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Urol     Publication Date:  2002  
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Created Date:  2006-09-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889067     Medline TA:  Rev Urol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-84     Citation Subset:  -    
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