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Costs of Treating Ureteral & Renal Stones

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Ureteroscopy appears to be more favorable than shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones in regard to stone-free rates and costs, according to a literature review from Johns Hopkins. The review also found that percutaneous nephrolithotomy was associated with higher costs but higher stone-free rates.

Abstract: Journal of Urology, August 2012.

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