Author(s): Yu X, Chen ZQ, Yang WM, Liu JH, Zhou XC,
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of inversion-table in the treatment of lower pole renal stones. METHODS: From March 2006 to September 2008, 36 patients with lower pole renal calculi were treated by inversion-table, 13 cases with stone diameter from 4 mm to 20 mm received extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) combined with inversion-table treatment and other 23 cases with stone diameter from 2 mm to 4mm received inversion-table treatment alone. RESULTS: All of 36 cases underwent inversion-table treatment successfully and no one had cardio-cerebral accident. After following up 3 months, the radiologically documented complete stone clearance rate at 3 months group was 83.3\%. CONCLUSION: Inversion-table treatment is a safe and valuable adjunct in assisting passage of lower pole renal stone fragments after mini-invasive treatment of stone and can improve stone-free rate.
This article was published in Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi
and referenced in Medical & Surgical Urology