Not broken up by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).
How Well It Works
These procedures work for most people with stones in the kidney or ureter.
Risks of this procedure include:
Holes (perforation) in the kidney. They usually heal without further treatment.
Injury to other abdominal organs, such as the bladder or colon.
Damage that affects normal kidney function.
Current as of:
October 18, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Tushar J. Vachharajani MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
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