Indian Journal of Urology
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118--120

Acute complications during and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy


ME Schmidt, S Sharma, G Schoeneich, P Albers, SC Muller 
 Department of Urology, University of Bonn, Germany & Department of Surgery, Govt. Gandhi Nagar Hospital, Jammu, J&K, India

Correspondence Address:
M E Schmidt
Klinik and Poliklinik fur Urologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Strabe 25, D-53105 Bonn, Germany

Objectives: ESWL is an effective noninvasive method to treat urolithiasis. Only in rare occasions, complica­tions requiring treatment have been described. Methods: We report three acute major complications during and after ESWL using a Siemens Lithostar plus model (Retroperitoneal haematoma - Rupture of spleen - Car­diac arrest) and compare our experience with the literature. Conclusion: The rate of clinically relevant compli­cations is very love. To recognize severe complications laboratory examination and a sonographic control should be performed after each ESWL.


How to cite this article:
Schmidt M E, Sharma S, Schoeneich G, Albers P, Muller S C. Acute complications during and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.Indian J Urol 2001;17:118-120


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Schmidt M E, Sharma S, Schoeneich G, Albers P, Muller S C. Acute complications during and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2021 Dec 6 ];17:118-120
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