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lithotripsy

[′lith·ə‚trip·sē]
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Orthopedic lithotriptors are adaptations of machines used to pulverize kidney stones.
It employs a lithotriptor device--similar to machines used to eliminate kidney stones--to generate shockwaves focused on the treatment site.
Urologists mark the 1980 invention of the Dornier lithotriptor and the development of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as the beginning of the urinary "Stone Age.
Small gall-stones can be shattered within the body using a lithotriptor machine - the fragments pass into the bowel and cause no further problems.
Large or impacted stones may be fragmented by methods of intracorporeal lithotripsy using a pulsed dye laser or electrohydraulic lithotriptor.
A new lithotriptor cofunded by the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been dedicated at the James A.
For example, the lithotriptor at one Ontario hospital is used to treat almost ten times the number of patients as at a typical California hospital.
The lithotriptor was approved for widespread clinical use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration in December 1984, at which time six experimental sites had lithotriptors (Bloom et al.
With a sound-wave-emitting lithotriptor machine that disrupts kidney stones, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles caused "mini-explosions' of the calcium and clotting proteins found in plaque along vessel segments excised for the experiments.
RG Stone is the first specialty urology institute in India to introduce the fourth-generation Siemens Lithotriptor device for the treatment of kidney stones without surgery.
The Extra-corporeal Shock Wave Lithotriptor must be suitable for and support the medical service and the clinical environment in Landspitali.
Cystolithopaxy may be performed with a 600 micron laser fibre or with a pneumatic or ultrasonic lithotriptor depending on stone burden (Fig.