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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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PALACIOS, Alberto et al. Clinical experience and results iun the treatment of 4402 patients with solitary urinary calculi with the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripter Dornier MFL-500. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.6, pp.665-670. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To report the series of our Urology Department in the treatment of urinary stone disease with extracorporeal lithotripsy as well as the effectiveness of the Dornier lithotripter MFL-5000. Methods: 6.602 patients were treated by extracorporeal lithotripsy during 12 years with a total of 17.120 sessions. We examined the treatment outcome of 4.402 patients with a solitary stone, accordingly to stone size and localization. Results: There were no major complications and only 43 patients experienced "calle litiásica". We treated 4.402 stones. For all stones, independently of size and localization, 2615 (59.4%) were treated in one session, 801 (18.2%) required two sessions, 379 (8.6%) 3 sessions, 213 (4.8%) 4 sessions and 373 (8.4%) 5 or more sessions. Conclusion: The Dornier MFL-5000 lithotripter successfully treated urinary stone disease in patients of all age groups with a retreatment rate and number of sessions per stone similar to other studies, without analgesia or anesthetic procedures, except in the younger age group.

Keywords : MFL-5000; Urinary stone; Lithotripsy.

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