Nephro-Urology Monthly

Published by: Kowsar

Management of Large Proximal Ureteral Stones: A Comparative Clinical Trial Between Transureteral Lithotripsy (TUL) and Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL)

Seyed Rabani 1 , * and Ali Moosavizadeh 2
Authors Information
1 Beheshti Teaching Hospital, Yasouj University of Medical Sciences, Yasouj, IR Iran
2 Epidmiology Department, Yasouj University of Medical Sciences, yasouj, IR Iran
Article information
  • Nephro-Urology Monthly: June 01, 2012, 4 (3); 556-559
  • Published Online: June 20, 2012
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: December 23, 2011
  • Revised: January 13, 2012
  • Accepted: January 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/numonthly.3936

To Cite: Rabani S, Moosavizadeh A. Management of Large Proximal Ureteral Stones: A Comparative Clinical Trial Between Transureteral Lithotripsy (TUL) and Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL), Nephro-Urol Mon. 2012 ; 4(3):556-559. doi: 10.5812/numonthly.3936.

Copyright © 2012, Nephrology and Urology Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. Kijvikai K, Haleblian GE, Preminger GM, de la Rosette J. Shock wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy for the management of proximal ureteral calculi: an old discussion revisited. J Urol. 2007; 178(4 Pt 1): 1157-63[DOI][PubMed]
  • 2. Lam JS, Greene TD, Gupta M. Treatment of proximal ureteral calculi: holmium:YAG laser ureterolithotripsy versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. J Urol. 2002; 167(5): 1972-6[DOI]
  • 3. Dirim A, Tekin MI, Aytekin C, Peskircioglu L, Boyvat F, Ozkardes H. Ureteroscopic treatment of proximal ureter stones with the aid of an antegrade occlusion balloon catheter. Acta Radiol. 2006; 47(1): 103-6[DOI]
  • 4. Maislos SD, Volpe M, Albert PS, Raboy A. Efficacy of the Stone Cone for treatment of proximal ureteral stones. J Endourol. 2004; 18(9): 862-4[DOI][PubMed]
  • 5. Zanetti G. Ureteral stones: SWL treatment. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2011; 83(1): 10-3[PubMed]
  • 6. Juan YS, Shen JT, Li CC, Wang CJ, Chuang SM, Huang CH, et al. Comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureteroscopic lithotripsy in the management of impacted, large, proximal ureteral stones. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2008; 24(4): 204-9[DOI]
  • 7. Radulovic S, Vuksanovic A, Milenkovic-Petronic D, Vavic B. Do stone size and impaction influence therapeutic approach to proximal ureteral stones? Vojnosanit Pregl. 2009; 66(2): 129-33[DOI][PubMed]
  • 8. Muslumanoglu AY, Karadag MA, Tefekli AH, Altunrende F, Tok A, Berberoglu Y. When is open ureterolithotomy indicated for the treatment of ureteral stones? Int J Urol. 2006; 13(11): 1385-8[DOI][PubMed]
  • 9. Wu CF, Shee JJ, Lin WY, Lin CL, Chen CS. Comparison between extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and semirigid ureterorenoscope with holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for treating large proximal ureteral stones. J Urol. 2004; 172(5 Pt 1): 1899-902[DOI][PubMed]
  • 10. Hsiao HL, Huang SP, Wu WJ, Lee YC, Li WM, Chou YH, et al. Impact of hydronephrosis on treatment outcome of solitary proximal ureteral stone after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2008; 24(10): 507-13[DOI]
  • 11. Singh H, Tandon V, Dwivedi U, Mahmood M, Hamid A, Kishore G, et al. Management of proximal ureteral stones-comparison of outpatient ureterolithotripsy with in-situ shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). Indian Journal of Urology. 2003; 20(1): 23
  • 12. Ziaee SA, Halimiasl P, Aminsharifi A, Shafi H, Beigi FM, Basiri A. Management of 10-15-mm proximal ureteral stones: ureteroscopy or extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy? Urology. 2008; 71(1): 28-31[DOI][PubMed]
  • 13. Tawfick ER. Treatment of large proximal ureteral stones: extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus semi-rigid ureteroscope with lithoclast. Int Arch Med. 2010; 3: 3[DOI][PubMed]
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .
Readers' Comments