Fragmentation of a gallstone most commonly by the application of transcutaneously applied sonic energy focused on the stone.
[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + lithos, stone, + tripsis, a rubbing]
a procedure for crushing gallstones in the gallbladder or common bile duct with a lithotrite.
cholecystolithotripsy(kō″lē-sĭs″tō-lĭth′ō-trĭp″sē) [″ + ″ + ″ + tripsis, a rubbing]
Crushing of a gallstone in the unopened gallbladder with an extracorporeal shock-wave lithotriptor; its use is primarily investigational.