Splenic rupture following shock wave lithotripsy.

Wesley White, Steven A. Morris, Frederick A. Klein, W Waters

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We present the case of a 61-year-old female who underwent extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) treatment of a 12 mm left ureteropelvic junction stone. Following an uneventful and successful treatment, the patient was discharged. The patient re-presented to the emergency room 24 hours later with abdominal pain and hypotension. CT of the abdomen revealed a shattered spleen necessitating emergent removal. The patient recovered without difficulty. Although splenic rupture following shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has been reported previously, this case represents the only published report of splenic rupture with use of a third generation electromagnetic lithotripter. Our report will highlight the details of the case and comment on the salient literature concerning visceral injury following lithotripsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4196-4199
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2008

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Splenic Rupture
Lithotripsy
Electromagnetic Phenomena
Abdomen
Hypotension
Abdominal Pain
Hospital Emergency Service
Spleen
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

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Splenic rupture following shock wave lithotripsy. / White, Wesley; Morris, Steven A.; Klein, Frederick A.; Waters, W.

In: Canadian Journal of Urology, Vol. 15, No. 4, 08.2008, p. 4196-4199.

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White, W, Morris, SA, Klein, FA & Waters, W 2008, 'Splenic rupture following shock wave lithotripsy.', Canadian Journal of Urology, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 4196-4199.
White, Wesley ; Morris, Steven A. ; Klein, Frederick A. ; Waters, W. / Splenic rupture following shock wave lithotripsy. In: Canadian Journal of Urology. 2008 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 4196-4199.
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