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lithotripter

/litho·trip·ter/ (lith´o-trip″ter) an instrument for crushing calculi in lithotripsy.

lithotripter

also

lithotriptor

(lĭth′ə-trĭp′tər)
n.
A device that pulverizes kidney stones and gallstones by passing shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the patient sits.

lithotripter

Urology A device used during cystoscopy to crush and remove bladder, ureteral, and renal stones

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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2010 company shares and distribution shares data for the overall Lithotripters market in each of the aforementioned countries.
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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.
Comparing to the third quarter of 1999, revenues were down $1 million as a result of fewer lithotripter sales and a lower average sales price for shared service procedures.
2 Lithotripters, France, Distribution Share (2009-2010) 60
Table 17: Lithotripters, United States, Distribution Share by Revenue ($m), 2009-2010 37
Table 18: Lithotripters, Japan, Distribution Share by Revenue ($m), 2009-2010 40
This new report, France Nephrology and Urology Devices Market Outlook to 2018 - Incontinence Devices, Renal Dialysis Equipment and Lithotripters provides key market data on the France Nephrology and Urology Devices market.
To date, over 1,000 Dornier lithotripters have been installed, the largest install base in the world.
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As the world leader in lithotripter sales, Dornier has the largest installed base of over 1,000 lithotripters worldwide which have provided the effective kidney stone treatment of more than 5 million patients.