extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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Related to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

ex·tra·cor·po·re·al shock wave lith·o·trip·sy (ESWL),

breaking up of renal or ureteral calculi by focused sound energy.

ex·tra·cor·po·re·al shock wave lith·o·trip·sy

(ESWL) (eks'tră-kōr-pōr'ē-ăl shok wāv lith'ō-trip'sē)
Breaking up of renal or ureteral calculi by focused ultrasound energy.

extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

, extracorporeal shock wave therapy,


The fragmentation of kidney stones with an extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptor. In addition to breaking up gallstones and kidney stones, shock wave lithotripsy may be used in some orthopedic applications (orthotripsy), e.g., in the treatment of nonunion of fractures and bone spurs.


ESWL for gallstones or kidney stones is contraindicated during pregnancy.

ESWL (Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy)

The use of focused shock waves, generated outside the body, to fragment kidney stones.
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The effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of ureteral stones in children.
Cost and efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy in the treatment of lower ureteral calculi.
Observation Indices: The intra-operative and postoperative related indicators postoperative complications and postoperative extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy results of the three groups were compared.
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In situ piezpelectric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of ureteric stone.
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Three days later, he underwent extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment, and empiric antimicrobial drug therapy with intravenous ceftriaxone, 1 g/day for 3 days, was administered.
Ideal candidates can achieve dramatic results from sphincterotomy with endoscopic calculi removal, ideally in conjunction with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, Dr.
Ultrasound-guided piezoelectric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of parotid gland calculi.
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is an effective treatment for kidney stones in children and adults, according to researchers from the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel.

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