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Rev Urol. 2008 Summer;10(3):236-41.

Shock wave lithotripsy and renal hemorrhage.

Abstract

Although shock wave lithotripsy is a safe and efficacious treatment for nephrolithiasis, the most common acute complication is renal hemorrhage. Shock wave-induced renal hemorrhage is a potentially devastating injury if not promptly recognized and treated appropriately. The authors report a large perirenal hematoma occurring after shock wave lithotripsy and review the causes, prevention, and treatment of shock wave-induced renal hemorrhage.

KEYWORDS:

Hematoma; Nephrolithiasis; Shock wave lithotripsy

PMID:
18836562
PMCID:
PMC2556492

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