Severe sepsis following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

N. Silber, I. Kremer, D. D. Gaton, C. Servadio

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A patient with life-threatening sepsis following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL*) is described. The urosepsis was complicated by meningitis and diffuse metastatic endophthalmitis necessitating enucleation of the right eye. Retinal detachment occurred in the left eye following focal endophthalmitis and the operation yielded a poor functional result. The patient was discharged from the hospital 3 months after the ESWL therapy, free of urinary stones. The etiology, treatment and prophylaxis of this serious problem are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1046
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991


  • Calculi
  • Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Septicemia


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