lithotrite


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lith·o·trite

(lith'ō-trīt),
A mechanical instrument used to crush a urinary calculus in lithotripsy.
Synonym(s): lithoclast
[litho- + L. tero, pp. tritus, to rub]

lithotrite

/litho·trite/ (lith´o-trīt) an instrument for crushing a urinary calculus.

lithotrite

[lith′ətrīt]
Etymology: Gk, lithos + L, terere, to rub
an instrument for crushing a stone in the urinary bladder. Also called lithotriptor. lithotrity, n.

lith·o·trite

(lith'ō-trīt)
A mechanical instrument used to crush a urinary calculus in lithotripsy.
Synonym(s): lithoclast.
[litho- + L. tero, pp. tritus, to rub]

lithotrite

A surgical instrument used to crush stones within the body so as to allow easy or spontaneous removal.

lithotrite

an instrument for crushing calculi; lithoclast.
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A 15-Fr Mini-nephroscope (Karl Storz Endoskope, Tuttlingen, Germany) was used to retrieve all stones after disintegration with pneumatic lithotrite.
The main drawbacks of retrograde access include the requirement of costly flexible scopes, decreased visualisation, reduced size of fragment removal, and the need for flexible lithotrites and baskets.