ultrasonic lithotripsy

ul·tra·son·ic lith·o·trip·sy

the demolition of calculi by high frequency sound waves.
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ul·tra·son·ic lith·o·tripsy

(ŭl'tră-son'ik lith'ō-trip-sē)
The demolition of calculi by high-frequency sound waves.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Meanwhile, renal pelvis can also maintain in a low-pressure state during the negative-pressure ultrasonic lithotripsy, which can effectively prevent retrograde infection of bacteriuria, reduce postoperative fever, bacteremia and other complications.
In endourological treatment, several modalities are available, including ultrasonic lithotripsy, electrohydraulic lithotripsy, pneumatic lithotripsy, and a holmium:yttrium aluminium garnet (Ho:YAG) laser, to integrate stones [15].
The staghorn calculus was fragmented and removed using a combination of ultrasonic lithotripsy, stone graspers and a nitinol stone basket.
Recently, the use of high-intensity ultrasound (ultrasonic lithotripsy) has proven to be an effective mechanism for fragmenting stones.
One procedure now being done at Duke University, Mayo Clinic and numerous other sites across the country is ultrasonic lithotripsy. "Lithotripsy" used in this procedure means exactly the same thing--"stone crushing." The means by which the stone is crushed, however, differs from shock-wave lithotripsy in that ultrasonic waves instead of electrically generated shock waves are used to disintegrate the stone.
and Kingo et al.1314 used lithoclast master that combines pneumatic and ultrasonic lithotripsy and also give advantage of aspiration thereby improving vision during surgery.
Transurethral removal of large ureteral and renal pelvic calculi using ureteroscopic ultrasonic lithotripsy. J Urol 1983;130:31-4.
We interviewed several of the urologists who are performing the ultrasonic lithotripsy, and all of them agreed that the German method, being non-invasive, is much superior.

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