Ureteroscopy and pneumatic lithotripsy, followed by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for the treatment of distal ureteral stones

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Gurbuz Z., Gonen M., Fazlioglu A., Akbulut H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.9, no.8, pp.441-444, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: We retrospectively reviewed our experience with retrograde ureteroscopy (URS) and a pneumatic lithotriptor in 160 patients with distal ureteral stones to determine whether prior extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a limiting factor in the ureteroscopic procedure.