Vertebral fracture associated with shockwave lithotripsy in a patient with granulomatous spondylitis.

Kazimoglu H., Mungan M. U., Kirkali Z.

Journal of endourology, vol.15, no.7, pp.687-9, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/08927790152596244
  • Journal Name: Journal of endourology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.687-9
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is an accepted treatment modality in the treatment of urinary stone disease. Many complications have been reported secondary to high-energy shockwaves, but the effects of SWL on the skeletal system have rarely been investigated. We represent the first case of a burst-type vertebral fracture after SWL in an elderly osteoporotic patient with granulomatous spondylitis.