Tipu et al20 in a local study found Holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy to be superior to pneumatic lithoclast
in terms of rate of stone clearance and complications, especially in proximal ureteral stones.
Sabnis et al (11) advocated 'Mini-Microperc' which is a further technical modification, in which an 8-Fr sheath is used to allow insertion of ultrasonic or pneumatic lithoclast
probe with suction.
Treatment of ureteric calculi use of Holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy versus pneumatic lithoclast
Clinical experience with the swiss lithoclast
master in treatment of bladder calculi.
Rigid nephroscope (Storz) 26 Fr was used in all cases for visualization and extraction of stones and lithotripsy was performed by Swiss Pneumatic Lithoclast
They exhibit stromatolitic, microphytic thrombolytic facies with sedimentary fills, oncoids, oncolites, pesoids, lithoclasts
79 mg (0-8) (range) Good 263 Tolerability Fair 44 Poor 7 Stent placed Yes CO No CO CD Basket extraction 242 Procedure performed Lithoclast
& basket 72 extraction Total 10 Ureteric injury 2 (e.
5 FR with pneumatic wolf lithoclast
was used for the fragmentation of stones.
On the occasion that a stone was impacted in the renal pelvis, it was broken using a lithoclast
and then retrieved in a piecemeal manner.
Akhtar MS, Akhtar FK: Utility of the Lithoclast
in the treatment of upper, middle and lower ureteric calculi.
0mm, length 425mm compatible for EMS Lithoclast
Master,Pneumatic lithotripsy (such as Lithoclast
) ,Pneumatic lithotripsy (such as Lithoclast
) probe, diam 1.
Stone(s) were fragmented using a pneumatic lithoclast
and an attempt to achieve complete clearance was made.