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Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Published: Aug 17th, 2012

For kidney and ureteral stones that are too large (usually larger than 2 centimeters), too numerous, or too dense to be treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or ureteroscopy, […]

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

Published: Aug 17th, 2012

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) was introduced in the early 1980s as a completely noninvasive therapy to break up stones within the kidney and ureter. The Department of Urology at […]

Kidney Stone Disease

Published: Jun 14th, 2012

Kidney stone disease affects approximately one in every 500 individuals in the United States each year. Over a lifetime, 1 in 8 men (peak incidence of 40-60 years) and 1 […]