Residual Fragments Articles


  • Clinical significance of residual fragments in 2015: impact, detection, and how to avoid them.

    Residual fragments are common after stone treatment. Little is known about clinical outcomes relevant to the patient. This comprehensive review of the literature highlights the impact of residual fragments, modes of detection, and treatment strategies to avoid residual fragments in shock wave therapy, ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

    Published November 2, 2015
  • Definition, treatment and outcome of residual fragments in staghorn stones.

    Technological advances in minimally invasive treatment of stone disease and its integration with concomitant clinical practice are amongst the most important achievements in urology. Despite the wealth of information accumulated over the years and the richness of existing literature, the knowledge about the definition, treatment and outcomes of residual stone fragments after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is still insufficient.

    Published April 12, 2020
  • EAU Guidelines on Interventional Treatment for Urolithiasis.

    Management of urinary stones is a major issue for most urologists. Treatment modalities are minimally invasive and include extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), ureteroscopy (URS), and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL).

    Published September 21, 2015