laser lithotripsy


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laser lithotripsy

fragmentation and vaporization of calculi with laser-generated energy.
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Contract notice: "delivery, installation and commissioning of a urological system for laser lithotripsy for the needs of" kanev "university hospital"
The present study showed that flexible ureterorenoscopy with laser lithotripsy was an effective and safe treatment option in patients with multiple intrarenal stones.
Convenient sampling was done on 152 consecutive patients who underwent decompression surgery (Ureterorenoscopy LASER Lithotripsy and DJ Stenting) for ureteric stones.
2) Forty-two percent of the patients presenting with ureteral stones underwent urological intervention, including cystoscopy with retrograde pyelography, placement of ureteric stent, Shockwave lithotripsy, and/or ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy.
Of the patients, 37 had pneumatic lithotripsy (PL group) and 36 had ureteroscopic HO: YAG laser lithotripsy (LL group) using rigid 8 Fr-ureteroscope for the fragmentation of the ureteric stones.
These advancements include inclusion of stem cells, wearable artificial kidneys, combined use of ion-sensitive sensors and electrodes, living membranes, shockwave, and laser lithotripsy.
After meticulous preoperative preparation, the patient, stayed at lithotomy position under general anesthesia, was admitted for flexible ureterorenoscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy.
The various described techniques include basket sialendoscopy, extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, intracorporeal laser lithotripsy, and interventional radiology.
There have been reports on the effectiveness and safety of ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy for the management of renal calculi [4].
Applications for the technology are for direct visualization of the pancreatico-biliary system, targeted tissue acquisition within the pancreatico-biliary system and large biliary stone management using Electro Hydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL) or laser lithotripsy.
On the other hand, URS and laser lithotripsy have a universally low complication rate compared with PCNL.