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Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) (Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre) [English] Permalink Public

Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, or ESWL, refers to a procedure used to treat patients with kidney stones, prostate and urinary tract conditions. Acoustic shock waves break kidney stones into tiny pieces that are then passed in the urine. This factsheet provides instructions on what to do to encourage these tiny pieces to be flushed from your system. (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
104651
Body Location:
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery,
  • Surgery and Procedures
Keywords:
  • Kidney,
  • Bladder,
  • Urine,
  • ESWL,
  • Lithotripsy,
  • Urinary,
  • Calcium,
  • Waiting,
  • Stones,
  • Calculi ,
  • Oxalate ,
  • Extracorporeal,
  • Shock-Wave
Demographic:
  • All
Program:
  • Surgical Services
Format:
Factsheet
Revision Date:
April 01, 2011
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