- Children with ureteral stones
Why this matters
- Noninvasive treatment for pediatric ureterolithiasis eliminates the risk for intervention-related complications.
- Researchers reviewed the health records of pediatric patients diagnosed with a single ureteral stone (N=70; 38 boys, 32 girls; median age, 4.7 years; median stone diameter, 7.0 mm), comparing those who spontaneously passed their stones with those who did not pass their stones during 2-4 weeks of follow-up.
- Funding: None.
- After a median time of 8 days (range, 3-34 days), 40 (57.1%) of patients spontaneously passed stones.
- Spontaneous passage was associated with
- Spontaneous passage was unrelated to age, hydronephrosis, and stone location.
- The study was a retrospective case series with a small sample size and no comparison group.
- Results may not be generalizable to populations with low stone prevalence.