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Kidney stones: What are your treatment options?

Kidney stones: What are your treatment options? By: Kevin R. Loughlin, MD, MBA, Contributor If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney stones (urolithiasis), you may have several options for treatment. These include medical therapy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), and ureteroscopy. A brief anatomy of the urinary tract …

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