Surgical Treatment of Stones
See ureteral stenting for more information
See ureteroscopy for more information.
See PCNL for more information.
Transgluteal ESWL has been used to treat distal ureteral stones with success as shown in 1 RCT. There is the theoretical risk of damage to the sciatic. (1)
- Choo, Min Soo, et al. “The Transgluteal Approach to Shockwave Lithotripsy to Treat Distal Ureter Stones: A Prospective, Randomized, and Multicenter Study.” World Journal of Urology, vol. 36, no. 8, 2018, pp. 1299–1306.