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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of lower calyx calculi: how much is treatment outcome influenced by the anatomy of the collecting system?
Eur Urol. 2007 Aug; 52(2):539-46.EU

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of lower calyx stones has been criticized because of the high incidence of residual fragments. Controversial results have been reported regarding the stone-free rate after ESWL depending on the influence of the collecting system anatomy on stone clearance. Therefore we evaluated our stone-free rate after ESWL of lower calyx stones and searched for correlations to various anatomic parameters of the collecting system.

METHODS

Ninety-six patients with isolated lower calyx stones treated exclusively with ESWL (Dornier HM3) were evaluated 3 mo postoperatively. The results were correlated with the following anatomic parameters of the collecting system as determined from the pretreatment intravenous urography: (1) lower infundibulum width, (2) lower infundibulum length, (3) infundibulopelvic angle, (4) volume of the collecting system. Follow-ups were performed 24 h after ESWL with an abdominal plain film and 3 mo postoperatively with a urography or abdominal plain X-ray together with renal ultrasound.

RESULTS

Three months postoperatively, 68% of all patients were stone free, including 69% of the patients with stones initially < or =1 cm, and 67% of the patients with stones >1 cm. Stone-free patients compared with patients having residual fragments had no significant differences in infundibulum width, infundibulum length, infundibulopelvic angle, or collecting system volume.

CONCLUSIONS

A stone-free rate 3 mo after ESWL of 68% overall justifies ESWL as a possible treatment option for lower calyx stones. Influence of the collecting system anatomy on disintegrate clearance from the lower calyx could not be demonstrated.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. hansjoerg.danuser@ksl.chNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17400366

Citation

Danuser, Hansjörg, et al. "Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy of Lower Calyx Calculi: How Much Is Treatment Outcome Influenced By the Anatomy of the Collecting System?" European Urology, vol. 52, no. 2, 2007, pp. 539-46.
Danuser H, Müller R, Descoeudres B, et al. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of lower calyx calculi: how much is treatment outcome influenced by the anatomy of the collecting system? Eur Urol. 2007;52(2):539-46.
Danuser, H., Müller, R., Descoeudres, B., Dobry, E., & Studer, U. E. (2007). Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of lower calyx calculi: how much is treatment outcome influenced by the anatomy of the collecting system? European Urology, 52(2), 539-46.
Danuser H, et al. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy of Lower Calyx Calculi: How Much Is Treatment Outcome Influenced By the Anatomy of the Collecting System. Eur Urol. 2007;52(2):539-46. PubMed PMID: 17400366.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of lower calyx calculi: how much is treatment outcome influenced by the anatomy of the collecting system? AU - Danuser,Hansjörg, AU - Müller,Roger, AU - Descoeudres,Bernard, AU - Dobry,Eduard, AU - Studer,Urs E, Y1 - 2007/03/28/ PY - 2006/10/24/received PY - 2007/03/16/accepted PY - 2007/4/3/pubmed PY - 2007/9/28/medline PY - 2007/4/3/entrez SP - 539 EP - 46 JF - European urology JO - Eur Urol VL - 52 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of lower calyx stones has been criticized because of the high incidence of residual fragments. Controversial results have been reported regarding the stone-free rate after ESWL depending on the influence of the collecting system anatomy on stone clearance. Therefore we evaluated our stone-free rate after ESWL of lower calyx stones and searched for correlations to various anatomic parameters of the collecting system. METHODS: Ninety-six patients with isolated lower calyx stones treated exclusively with ESWL (Dornier HM3) were evaluated 3 mo postoperatively. The results were correlated with the following anatomic parameters of the collecting system as determined from the pretreatment intravenous urography: (1) lower infundibulum width, (2) lower infundibulum length, (3) infundibulopelvic angle, (4) volume of the collecting system. Follow-ups were performed 24 h after ESWL with an abdominal plain film and 3 mo postoperatively with a urography or abdominal plain X-ray together with renal ultrasound. RESULTS: Three months postoperatively, 68% of all patients were stone free, including 69% of the patients with stones initially < or =1 cm, and 67% of the patients with stones >1 cm. Stone-free patients compared with patients having residual fragments had no significant differences in infundibulum width, infundibulum length, infundibulopelvic angle, or collecting system volume. CONCLUSIONS: A stone-free rate 3 mo after ESWL of 68% overall justifies ESWL as a possible treatment option for lower calyx stones. Influence of the collecting system anatomy on disintegrate clearance from the lower calyx could not be demonstrated. SN - 0302-2838 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17400366/Extracorporeal_shock_wave_lithotripsy_of_lower_calyx_calculi:_how_much_is_treatment_outcome_influenced_by_the_anatomy_of_the_collecting_system L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0302-2838(07)00433-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -