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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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 report provides value ($m), volume (units) and average price ($) data for each segments within two market categories - Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripters and Laser Lithotripters.
The lithotripters currently in use are: electrohydraulic (EHL), ultrasonic, pneumatic, a new combination of ultrasonic and Lithoclast and different types of laser lithotripters.
The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment within two market categories - Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripters and Laser Lithotripters.
The report presents market size data for lithotripters market categories - extracorporeal shock wave lithotripters and laser lithotripters.
The US market for holmium laser lithotripters is projected to grow at a cumulative growth rate of close to 4 percent over the next few years.
Unlike laser lithotripters, the StoneBreaker requires no special team to perform the procedure.