Study on 'The Use of Non-contrast Helical Computerized Tomogram in Predicting Treatment Outcomes of Upper Ureteric Stone by Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Using the Sonolith 4000+ Lithotripter'
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The purpose of this research is to assess the role of non-contrast helical computerized tomogram in predicting the treatment outcome of upper ureteric stone by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Patient suffered upper ureteric stone
Adult patient (> 18 years old)
With solitary upper ureteric stone (defined as ureter above the sacroiliac joint as seen on plain radiography) diagnosed by NCHCT *(* can have stones at the other site but the indexed stone is a solitary stone)
Size 5 to 15 mm in the maximal diameter as measured from plain radiography.
Planned for primary in-situ ESWL
Patient contraindicated for ESWL - active urosepsis, coagulopathy, pregnant lady etc
Presence of percutaneous nephrostomy or ureteric stent