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Acute renal vein thrombus and renal atrophy following shock wave lithotripsy: a unique complication
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Feb  2014 (Vol.  21, Issue  1, Pages( 7151 - 7153)
PMID: 24529020


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  • Serious complications of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) are rare, but can have significant long term effects. We present a case of acute renal vein thrombus following SWL leading to subsequent renal atrophy and loss of renal function. To our knowledge this is a newly reported complication of SWL.