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]
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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.
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