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A device used to crush or fragment a calculus in lithotripsy.


/litho·trip·tor/ (lith´o-trip″tor) lithotripter.


, lithotriptor (lith'o-trip?ter) [ litho- + Gr. trip(sis), rubbing]
A device for breaking up kidney stones. Synonym: lithotrite

electrohydraulic lithotripter

An intracorporeal lithotripter. It is a fluid-filled device that uses electrically generated shock waves next to stones to fragment them.

laser lithotripter

A lithotripter that fragments stones by applying photothermal energy. An endoscope is inserted through the urethra into the bladder, ureter, or renal pelvis and is placed alongside the stone. Application of a laser causes the stone to break apart.

percutaneous ultrasonic lithotripter

A lithotripter that uses ultrasound to break up kidney stones and gallstones. The sound waves are applied to the outside of the body and penetrate to the calculi.
See: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
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Comment: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (commonly called lithotripsy) involves the use of high-energy shock waves to break up stones in the kidney or ureter into small pieces, so that they can be passed in the urine, thereby eliminating the need for surgery.
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy vs ureteroscopy as first-line therapy for patients with single, distal ureteric stones: a prospective randomized study.
The ultrasound ablators segment includes high-intensity focused ultrasound ablators, magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound ablators, ultrasonic surgical ablation systems, and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy systems.
Instead, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) (1) and rigid and flexible ureteroscopy (2) have greatly improved the urologist 's ability to treat ureteral calculi.
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in patients treated with antithrombotic agents.
This has most significantly affected the endoscope, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, and holmium laser markets.
ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The inventor of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), Dornier MedTech, introduces the Compact Delta II lithotripter during the 20th annual European Association of Urology meeting.
ATLANTA, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dornier MedTech celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first patient treatment with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL).
Services include image-guided breast biopsy, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and laser treatment of BPH.
May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The inventor of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), Dornier MedTech, has been awarded with the iF Design Award for medical devices for its new modular lithotripter, the Dornier Compact Sigma.
MODULARIS(R) Litho Vario - a mobile extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) system providing a powerful solution for the treatment of kidney stones.

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