International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part K (2016)
A study of 3000 cases of urinary calculi treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
Dr. Kailash R Gindodia and Dr. Aditya Arvind Manekar
We hereby present a study of 3000 cases of renal calculi treated using ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) over a period of 15 years from 2000 – 2014. This is a retrospective and an observational study. The lithotripter used was “Dornier Compact Alpha”, a latest state of art, from Germany – a gold standard in the Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy therapy. Ultrasound was used as a sole imaging modality, thus picking up even small and radiolucent stones in radiograph of kidney, ureter and bladder (X-ray KUB). The energy source in the lithotripter used was an electromagnetic generator with isocentric focussing technique. Our ESWL machine has a mobile therapy head and a stable patient table, thus making it versatile and convenient to treat even vesical calculi and ureteric calculi, along with large renal calculi. The results with ESWL therapy are comparable to the endoscopic surgeries with ESWL having the advantage of being non invasive and having lesser number of complications than the latter.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kailash R Gindodia, Dr. Aditya Arvind Manekar. A study of 3000 cases of urinary calculi treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Int J Appl Res 2016;2(7):746-750.