shock wave lithotripsy

shock wave lith·o·trip·sy

a method of extracorporeal fragmentation of calculi.
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The rapidly advancing technology and manifold extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy procedures are anticipated to act as a main growth driver for lithotripsy devices market, as per Fact.MR study.
On the downside, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy can cause hypertension deterring the kidney stone market prospect during the forecast period.
Shock wave lithotripsy devices that use the ultrasound or x-ray technology in order to help the urologists locate stones in the kidney through the x-rays and break the ureteral stones in small fractions for convenient passage.
Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a commonly used for smaller upper urinary tract stones as long as there is adequate drainage of the urinary system below the level of the stone.
It has several advantages over the traditional technique of fragmenting stones with shock wave lithotripsy. Shock wave lithotripsy may not fragment all types of stones, especially hard stones, and it is ineffective in the management of large stones, plus patients may need several sessions to break the kidney stones.
Urinary tract stone disease is a common disease and the incidence in developed countries varies between 1-13%.5 The prevalance was 14.8% in Turkey.6 The therapeutic urological procedures for urinary system stone diseases are incresing7 Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has completely changed the treatment of urolithiasis after entering clinical practice, and it has become the preferred first-line treatment approach.
Shock Wave Lithotripsy Shock waves fired at the stone using X-rays or ultrasound break it into small pieces; 4.
Perirenal hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is an unusual but underdiagnosed complication.
Evaluation of contralateral kidney, liver and lung after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in rabbits.
There are several options available for removing urinary tract stones, including ureteroscopic stone extraction and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).