Pediatric urolithiasis

review of research and current management

Edwin P. Harmon, Durwood Earnest Neal, Raju Thomas

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Abstract

The treatment of urolithiasis in children has changed dramatically in recent years. With the proven safety and efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous lithotripsy and ureteroscopy in adults, these modalities are now in the forefront of the treatment of pediatric urinary stones. Our research in the juvenile non-human primate with ESWL indicates that renal damage in most cases is neither significant or persistent. In addition, technological advances in instrumentation have cleared the way for the use of percutaneous lithotripsy and ureteroscopy in most pediatric patients. Today, open surgical procedures for stone disease in children should be a last resort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)508-512
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Urolithiasis
Lithotripsy
Pediatrics
Ureteroscopy
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Urinary Calculi
Primates
Kidney
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Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  • Pediatric urolithiasis
  • Percutaneous
  • Ureteroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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Pediatric urolithiasis : review of research and current management. / Harmon, Edwin P.; Neal, Durwood Earnest; Thomas, Raju.

In: Pediatric Nephrology, Vol. 8, No. 4, 01.08.1994, p. 508-512.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Harmon, Edwin P. ; Neal, Durwood Earnest ; Thomas, Raju. / Pediatric urolithiasis : review of research and current management. In: Pediatric Nephrology. 1994 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 508-512.
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