Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children

Hasanoglu E., Buyan N., Tumer L., Bozkirli I., Demirel F., Karaoglan U.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, vol.85, no.3, pp.377-379, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1996.tb14038.x
  • Title of Journal : ACTA PAEDIATRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.377-379


An experience with 103 children treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is reviewed in this report. The success rate was 63%. The stone volume was of major importance for the result. There was a continuous decrease in success rate with increasing stone size. It was also shown that stone-free rates decreased with an increasing number of stones. Short-term complications were minor and hospitalization times were short. It is concluded that ESWL is a first-choice treatment in children with urinary calculi smaller than 200 mm(2) in size.