Shock wave lithotripsy, endourological intervention, and hemostatic defects

Bushra Moiz

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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and minimally invasive procedures for the management of urolithiasis are currently considered safe and effective. Yet, treatment-related hemorrhagic complications are common and at times dreadful. The risk of such complications is increased by the widely prevalent use of antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications as well as when operating on patients having inherited or acquired bleeding disorders. This chapter describes the perioperative management of these situations and depicts real-life scenarios of management of such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrolithiasis
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Science and Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781447143871
ISBN (Print)9781447143833
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Antiplatelet medication
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Hematological considerations
  • Hemostatic defects


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