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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lithotrite

A surgical instrument used to crush stones within the body so as to allow easy or spontaneous removal.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Grasso, "Experience with the holmium laser as an endoscopic lithotrite," Urology, vol.
In 1878, Henry Bigelow of Boston developed a technique in which he crushed the stone and then removed it in a single procedure using a device called a lithotrite. (See Fig.
A 15-Fr Mini-nephroscope (Karl Storz Endoskope, Tuttlingen, Germany) was used to retrieve all stones after disintegration with pneumatic lithotrite. After removing the impacted stone, we confirmed the patency of the ureteropelvic junction with antegrade nephrostogram.