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Author Schmutz, Rolf, author

Title Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in clinical practice / Rolf Schmutz, Frédéric Birkhäuser, Pascal Zehnder
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 117 pages)
Series In clinical practice
In clinical practice (Springer (Firm))
Contents 1. Indications and contraindications for a ESWL -- 2. General information -- 3. Demanding patient factors -- 4. Preparation of the lithotripter -- 5. Patient positioning and fixation -- 6. Normal kidney position -- 7. Ectopic kidney positions -- 8. Stone positions in the urinary tract -- 9. Stone position close to bones -- 10. Adjuvant procedures before and after ESWL -- 11. Treatment of multiple stones -- 12. Settings of lithotripter -- 13. Bile duct stones and pancreatic duct stones -- 14. Pitfalls -- 15. Tips for a successful ESWL
Summary This book is a comprehensive guide to extracorporeal stone wave lithotripsy (ESWL) that includes a step-by-step approach for treating every possible kidney stone position. The book has an easy to read structure that will help readers understand ESWL quickly.Written by leading experts who have used ESWL to treat over 23000 patients, this book brings together years of practical knowledge and expertise in one concise volume. The book aims to utilise this knowledge and allow people to independently carry out kidney stone treatment on patients. Diagrams and illustrations show the methods and techniques needed in ESWL, as well as the potential complications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
MEDICAL / Surgery / General.
Form Electronic book
Author Birkhäuser, Frédéric, author
Zehnder, Pascal, author
ISBN 3319776401