shock wave lithotripsy

shock wave lith·o·trip·sy

a method of extracorporeal fragmentation of calculi.
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However, another possible first-choice option is retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), especially in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)-resistant stones measuring 1-2 cm in diameter (1).
Objective: We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of shock wave Lithotripsy (SWL) and factors affecting seance number while treating children with renal stones.
3-7 After the initial treatment, available techniques include shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), ureteroscopy (URS) using flexible or semirigid devices, laparoscopic ureterolithotomy and open surgery.
The development of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in 1980 significantly changed the management of urinary tract stones.
Prior to the acquisition, USMD had in excess of 20 lithotripsy ventures, in syndication, mobilizing 28 lithotripters in ten states and performing more than 12,000 extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy procedures annually.
Nowadays, various treatment alternatives such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), retrograde URS, antegrade percutaneous URS, flexible URS and laparoscopic ureterolithotomy are available.
Kidney, urinary tract, bladder, or ureter stones are treated in several ways including fragmentation and lithotripsy that direct shock waves to the area of the stone from outside the body through Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Skin (ESWL).
Cost-efficacy comparison of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and endoscopic laser lithotripsy in distal ureteral stones.
Since its introduction in the 1980s, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has become the standard convenient, noninvasive outpatient procedure used for treatment of renal and proximal ureteric calculi.
Material and methods: Data from pediatric patients [less than or equal to]16 years of age who had percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), ureterorenoscopy (URS), and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) between January 2001 and December 2011 were retrospectively investigated.
He was among the first to learn the revolutionary treatment for kidney stones of shock wave lithotripsy and was the first in the region to perform kidney stone removal surgery by way of a puncture access.