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.
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
. Final nephroscopy was performed and ultrasonic images were taken to determine about the stone clearance and residual fragments.
They exhibit stromatolitic, microphytic thrombolytic facies with sedimentary fills, oncoids, oncolites, pesoids, lithoclasts
We studied the effectiveness of a hued lubricant gel (lubricating jelly mixed with methylene blue), an easily available and cheap gel, in preventing the retropulsion of upper ureteric (at or above the level of L5 lumbar vertebral transverse process) stone during URS while using pneumatic lithoclast
Using 24-Fr rigid nephroscope, pelvicalyceal system was inspected and stone fragmented with pneumatic lithoclast
and fragments was removed.
A four-wire helical stone basket was used to manipulate the stone under direct vision and a Swiss pneumatic lithoclast
was used for large calculi.
Experience with impacted upper ureteral stones; should we abandon using semirigidureteroscopes and pneumatic lithoclast
Int Arch Med 2009; 2: 13.
Stones were disintegrated by standard pneumatic lithoclast
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.
Upon accessing the stone, fragmentation was achieved via a pneumatic lithotripter (Lithoclast
; EMS, Nyon, Switzerland).