laser lithotripter


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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.
See also: lithotripter
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There is another well-known issue in laser lithotripter: fiber tip burn back [44, 53, 54], which is also a key factor for procedure time, patient safety, and care economics.
Traxer, "Update on lasers in urology 2014: current assessment on holmium:yttrium-aluminum garnet (ho:YAG) laser lithotripter settings and laser fibers," World Journal of Urology, vol.
In our opinion, particular attention should be paid to the RIRS technique utilizing a holmium laser lithotripter in cases of calculi deposits located within the pyelocalyceal system.
The subject of this contract is the supply of instrumentation - videogastroskopu, endoscopic surgical kits and laser lithotripter for bed dodelenE[degrees].
Objective: To assess the success rates of endoscopic management of upper ureteral stones using semirigid ureterorenoscopy and holmium: YAG laser lithotripters.
Conclusion: Despite some potential risks, semirigid ureterorenoscopic stone extraction and holmium: YAG laser lithotripters are still safe and effective treatment alternatives for management of upper ureteral stones.
The lithotripters currently in use are: electrohydraulic (EHL), ultrasonic, pneumatic, a new combination of ultrasonic and Lithoclast and different types of laser lithotripters.4 These advancements have accelerated the evolution of modern techniques of calculus removal.

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