Efficacy of tamsulosin in the medical management of juxtavesical ureteral stones: A randomized control trial

Urolithiasis is the third most common disease of the urinary tract. Among all urinary tract stones, majorities are ureteral stones located in the distal part of the ureters. At present, multimodalities of treatment are available to the urologists. The purpose of the present study was to observe the efficacy of Tamsulosin in conventional treatment of juxtavesical ureteric stone having size up to 8 mm. This was a single centered, parallel randomized control trial carried out in the outpatient department of Urology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka from July 2007 to June 2008. The patients with unilateral, juxtavesical ureteral stone with normal functioning kidney and absence of clinical and laboratory signs of urinary tract infection and stone size up to 8 mm were included in the study.


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