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No Wound for Stones <2 cm in Horseshoe Kidney: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies.

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Summary of "No Wound for Stones <2 cm in Horseshoe Kidney: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies."

No wound to the patients is the pursuit of surgeons. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopy (URS) are minimally invasive modalities for treating horseshoe kidney (HSK) stone <2 cm. We aimed to review the outcomes and complications of comparing SWL and URS in HSK stone.

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Name: Urologia internationalis
ISSN: 1423-0399
Pages: 1-7

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