Viktor Kováčik, Peter Bujdák, Vladimír Baláž
Objective: The aim of the thesis is to give the reader a summary of current knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of
upper urinary tract stone disease.
Subject and methods: Analysis of publications found in the PubMed and SCOPE databases, expert medical magazines
and guidelines of European Association of Urology.
Conclusion: Upper urinary tract stone disease is a common disease, and its management is associated with significant
expert and financial costs. Due to increasing incidence of this disease, there is a need for constant re-evaluation and improvement
of diagnostic procedures and therapeutic approach. These should meet demanding criteria required for sensitivity
and specificity of diagnostic methods as well as mini-invasivity, safety and effectiveness of treatment.