ESWL


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

ESWL

ESWL

ESWL

Abbreviation for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy;
electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy.

extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

, extracorporeal shock wave therapy,

ESWL

The fragmentation of kidney stones with an extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptor. In addition to breaking up gallstones and kidney stones, shock wave lithotripsy may be used in some orthopedic applications (orthotripsy), e.g., in the treatment of nonunion of fractures and bone spurs.

CAUTION!

ESWL for gallstones or kidney stones is contraindicated during pregnancy.

lithotripsy

(lith'o-trip?se) [ litho-+ Gr. tripsis, rubbing]
1. The use of sound waves to fragment or crush stones obstructing the bladder, gallbladder, ureter, or urinary bladder.
2. The production of shock waves by use of an external energy source in order to crush renal stones. Synonym: lithotrity
Enlarge picture
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY: Shock waves are transmitted through water to break up gallstones. A. Position for stones in gallbladder. Patient is lying on a fluid-filled bag; B. Position for stones in common bile duct. Patient is in a water bath.
Enlarge picture
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY: Shock waves are transmitted through water to break up gallstones. A. Position for stones in gallbladder. Patient is lying on a fluid-filled bag; B. Position for stones in common bile duct. Patient is in a water bath.

extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy

Abbreviation: ESWL
The fragmentation of kidney stones with an extracorporeal shock-wave lithotriptor.
See: illustration
Enlarge picture
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY: Shock waves are transmitted through water to break up gallstones. A. Position for stones in gallbladder. Patient is lying on a fluid-filled bag; B. Position for stones in common bile duct. Patient is in a water bath.
Enlarge picture
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY: Shock waves are transmitted through water to break up gallstones. A. Position for stones in gallbladder. Patient is lying on a fluid-filled bag; B. Position for stones in common bile duct. Patient is in a water bath.

extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy

Abbreviation: ESWL
The fragmentation of kidney stones with an extracorporeal shock-wave lithotriptor.
See: illustration
See also: lithotripsy

ESWL (Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy)

The use of focused shock waves, generated outside the body, to fragment kidney stones.
Mentioned in: Lithotripsy
References in periodicals archive ?
Ureteroscopic Stone Removal Although some ureteral stones can be treated with ESWL, ureteroscopy may be needed for mid- and lower ureteral stones.
The stone-free rate of lower calyceal calculi by ESWL was lower than 50%.
Alti hastada klinik onemsiz reziduel fragmanlar saptanmis, 1 hastada acik cerrahi gereksinimi gereksinimi ve 1 hastada ESWL gereksinimi olmustur.
As I mentioned previously, this is today the management of choice for the staghorn calculi associated with infections, and while the combination of percutaneous ultrasound and ESWL requires time (several days) in the hospital, the recovery is good and certainly shorter than standard operative intervention.
Pre-procedural antibiotics do not significantly reduce the risk of UTI and fever in patients undergoing ESWL, but should be considered in patients at high risk of infectious complications (Grade B, Level of Evidence IB).
Storz, a leader in ESWL is part of the Karl Storz group, a leader and pioneer of endoscopic devices; Siemens Healthcare, another leader in extracorporeal lithotripsy, is a diversified medical device company that offers a wide range of products and IT solutions for healthcare.
Sub-Segments Included: Interventional BPH Procedures Prostate Cancer Treatment Procedures Stone Treatment Procedures TURP Market (Monopolar Electrode Market & Bipolar Electrode Market) Laser BPH Capital Equipment Market Laser Fiber Market Intermittent Catheter Market Foley Catheter Market Disposables Market ESWL Capital Equipment Market ISWL Equipment Market Cystoscope Market Ureteroscope Market Resectoscope Market Nephroscope Market
Ancak, bu taslarinin tedavisinde ESWL, URS ve perkutan nefrolitotripsi (PNL) kabul edilebilir etkinlikte yaklasimlar olarak belirtilmektedir.
LithotripterUrologischer X-ray work (FPD) with integrated ESWL and endourological procedures for the Hospital Worms.