Urinary lithiasis is one of the most frequent urologic pathologies: it is considered that 8-10% of the population has urinary lithiasis without presenting any symptoms, but may become symptomatic. It is estimated that approximately 12% of men and 6% of women will have lithiasis in their lifetime.
The most frequent form of presentation is the ureteric colic, one of the most frequent urologic emergencies.
Given the wide variety of imaging tests as well as therapeutic tools available today, it makes more sense than ever to create specialised units to manage the lithiasic pathology.
Our unit has a long tradition of handling lithiasis, and has been and remains a benchmark centre for the treatment of lithiasis thanks to the availability of all therapeutic techniques.