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Treatment of lower ureteric stone by holmium laser versus eswl

Brian D Parker, Robert W Frederick, T Philip Reilly, Patrick S Lowry, Erin T Bird
OBJECTIVES: To compare the success rates, cost effectiveness, and efficiency of ureteroscopy (URS) and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for proximal ureteral stones. METHODS: In a retrospective manner, 220 patients who underwent treatment for proximal ureteral stones were included in the study. The patient records, radiographs, and billing statements of all patients treated for upper ureteral stones between January 1997 and June 2001 at Scott and White Memorial Hospital were reviewed...
December 2004: Urology
S K Yip, F C Lee, P C Tam, S Y Leung
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL) and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the treatment of middle and lower ureteric stones. From January 1996 to March 1997, 61 patients treated by URSL and 49 patients treated by ESWL were studied, both were conducted as outpatient procedures. URSL using Holmium laser and semirigid ureteroscope (Fr.8.5) performed under general anaesthesia had single session stone clearance rates of 100% and 95% for middle and lower stones respectively...
July 1998: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
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