Steinstrasse [stīn′stra-se] is the German word for "stone street", a term coined by Egbert Schmiedt and Christian Chaussy, the German pioneers of ESWL in the 1980s describing a possibly complication of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for urinary tract calculi in which stone fragments block the ureter to form a “stone street".
- 1. Chaussy C, Schmiedt E, Jocham D, Brendel W, Forssmann B, Walther V. First clinical experience with extracorporeally induced destruction of kidney stones by shock waves. J Urol. 1982 Mar;127(3):417-20. Pubmed citation