What is the stone-free rate using ESWL compared to laser?

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  • Lingeman and Newman indicate 95% stone-free rate for stones <1cm and 87% for stones 1-2 cm (1990).
  • According to one studyin the Oman Medical Journal, the stone-free success rate of lithotripsy is 74% for kidney stones and 88% for ureter stones (2013).

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