Patients often consult what to do when kidney stones are found, which is better, surgery or ESWL?
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is an important method of treatment of upper urinary tract calculi, the effect is clear. A large number of animal experiments and clinical studies have shown that the normal energy shock wave cause mild renal damage, the general will not cause serious consequences, damage occurred in the junction of renal cortex medulla, often small blood vessels rupture and bleeding, the degree of renal injury was positively correlated with the frequency of shock. Due to the high energy shock wave generated by the extracorporeal lithotripter, the tissue can be histologically and morphologically changed while being crushed and can be irreversible when the injury is serious. Such complications are mostly caused by the fact that operators do not strictly follow the criteria of extracorporeal lithotripsy, the number of times of multiple lithotripsy or discharge is too much in a short time.
Nevertheless, it is recommended that if found kidney stones, but no urinary tract infection, no hydronephrosis in the case, for the time being do not rush to use extracorporeal lithotripsy or stone surgery, because after the observation of the gravel has a long-term renal damage Some patients develop renal atrophy and renal failure after 7-8 years. The wound of kidney stone surgery is relatively large, even more annoying is that even if the surgery is successful, but after a few years will relapse, this time few people dare to do a second kidney stone surgery. Therefore, found that kidney stones, no infection, no water in the case of regular physical examination, no problem no deal is the wisest choice.
Change the way of life, drink plenty of water, don’t hold back urine, water can treat all stones.
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