Renal and ureteric stones: assessment and management - update information

    Publication year: 2019

    This guideline covers assessing and managing renal and ureteric stones. It aims to improve the detection, clearance and prevention of stones, so reducing pain and anxiety, and improving quality of life.

    This guideline includes recommendations on:

    diagnostic imaging; managing pain; medical expulsive therapy; surgical treatments, including shockwave lithotripsy; stenting before and after treatment; metabolic testing; and preventing recurrence, including dietary and lifestyle advice, potassium citrate and thiazides.