Acute Renal Failure Following Bilateral Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in the Absence of Obstruction

Ray H. Littleton, Marc Melser, Warren Kupin

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Abstract

Permanent renal damage following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of renal calculi has not been reported to occur, although several studies have shown temporary acute functional and morphologic changes immediately after treatment. For example, shock wave therapy has been directly associated with intrarenal hematomas, interstitial edema, and temporary tubular dysfunction. We report the occurrence of reversible acute tubular necrosis in a nonobstructed system after bilateral ESWL therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Endourology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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