What are the risks in using ESWL specifically with pediatric patients – young children or babies who have kidney stones (from infant to 2 years old)?

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ESWL is a good treatment option for children because it allows for minimization of anesthesia and radiation exposure.

Also, children have less flank pain than adults with kidney stones in general, because they pass the stones easier. Children 2 years and younger expel stones better than adults.

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