Table 3

 Costs of treatment expressed in € per patient*

ESWL alone (n = 26)ESWL combined with endoscopy (n = 29)p Value
ESWL, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy; NA, not applicable.
*Values are means (SD).
†Coeliac block and pancreaticojejunostomy.
Initial treatment
    Hospital stay838 (579)2830 (1913)<0.001
    ESWL1229 (476)1189 (504)0.769
    Endoscopy02152 (982)NA
    Procedure-related complications0363 (1955)0.348
    Total2067 (852)6535 (3160)<0.001
Follow-up
    Hospital stay1199 (2050)3327 (6403)0.1
    ESWL296 (549)286 (606)0.957
    Endoscopy831 (1619)2110 (2898)0.047
    Other†117 (598)383 (1116)0.271
    Total2443 (4157)6106 (10 068)0.087
Total4509 (4080)12 641 (11 531)0.001