Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is considered a non-invasive treatment for urinary stones and usually advocated for frail patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). We report a life-threatening complication, called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), in a tetraplegic person who underwent SWL for a small renal stone. Based on our experience, we recommend performing SWL with caution in SCI patients and in tertiary referral hospitals that can promptly manage similar severe complications.

Shock wave lithotripsy for a renal stone in a tetraplegic patient as a trigger for life-threatening posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome / Sampogna, G.; Maltagliati, M.; Rocco, B.; Micali, S.; Montanari, E.; Spinelli, M.. - In: UROLOGY CASE REPORTS. - ISSN 2214-4420. - 31:(2020), pp. 56-63. [10.1016/j.eucr.2020.101204]

Shock wave lithotripsy for a renal stone in a tetraplegic patient as a trigger for life-threatening posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

Maltagliati M.;Rocco B.;Micali S.;
2020

Abstract

Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is considered a non-invasive treatment for urinary stones and usually advocated for frail patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). We report a life-threatening complication, called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), in a tetraplegic person who underwent SWL for a small renal stone. Based on our experience, we recommend performing SWL with caution in SCI patients and in tertiary referral hospitals that can promptly manage similar severe complications.
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Shock wave lithotripsy for a renal stone in a tetraplegic patient as a trigger for life-threatening posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome / Sampogna, G.; Maltagliati, M.; Rocco, B.; Micali, S.; Montanari, E.; Spinelli, M.. - In: UROLOGY CASE REPORTS. - ISSN 2214-4420. - 31:(2020), pp. 56-63. [10.1016/j.eucr.2020.101204]
Sampogna, G.; Maltagliati, M.; Rocco, B.; Micali, S.; Montanari, E.; Spinelli, M.
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