Can Kidney Stones be Dissolved? And How?

Q:
Can kidney stones be dissolved? And how?

A:
Kidney stones can be dissolved through some medical methods. Apart from taking medicines, there are some common treatments for kidney stones: percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy with laser fragmentation of stones and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). All these methods are effective to kidney stones.

One of the assistant measures for ESWL is to safely dissolve the stone fragments. Doctor will use methyl tert-butyl ether to dissolve those stones after smashed by extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy.

It should be noticed that what kind of treatment you use depends on your real situation, and you should follow doctor’s advice.

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