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Side effects of high-energy shockwaves in the human kidney: first experience with model comparing two shockwave sources

Roessler, W. ; Wieland, W. F. ; Steinbach, P. ; Hofstaedter, Ferdinand ; Thüroff, S. ; Chaussy, C.


The side effects of high-energy shockwaves (HESW) from two different sources on kidney parenchyma obtained from 10 patients treated by radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma were examined. Immediately after nephrectomy, the kidneys were perfused with cold HTK solution and kept in hypothermia (8 degrees C) for a maximum of 4 hours. In five cases, the tumor-free parenchyma was treated at the ...


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