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also lith·o·trip·tor  (lĭth′ə-trĭp′tər)
A device that pulverizes kidney stones and gallstones by passing shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the patient sits.

[Alteration of obsolete lithotriptor, lithontriptor, from lithontriptic, breaking up kidney stones, from New Latin lithontripticus, alteration (influenced by Greek trībein, trīp-, to rub, pound) of lithonthrypticus, from Greek (pharmaka tōn en nephrōis) lithōn thruptika, (drugs) crushing stones (in the kidneys) : lithōn, genitive pl. of lithos, stone + thruptika, neuter pl. of thruptikos, crushing (from thruptein, to crush; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots).]


, lithotripter
n. litotriturador, aparato o mecanismo para triturar cálculos;
extracorporal shock wave ______ extracorporal con ondas de choque.
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One hundred patients with kidney stones who were being treated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 200 mg per day of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or placebo for 1 week before and 1 week after lithotripsy.
The therapeutic ultrasound segment is further categorized into high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL).
A 970 Hounsfield units (HU) threshold of kidney stone density on non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) improves patients' selection for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL): evidence from a prospective study.
Other mobile services include extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and laser treatment of enlarged prostate.
For stents with a high stone burden, the use of a combination of percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, electrohydraulic lithotripsy, laser lithotripsy and percutaneous chemolysis may be necessary, with clearance rates of up to 100% being achieved.
Those who had not passed the stones after 4 weeks of treatment underwent ureteroscopy or extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.
Ultrasound-guided piezoelectric extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been used in Europe to evaluate and treat salivary gland calculi.
5 million Americans with kidney stones, resulting in approximately 200,000 extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy procedures each year.
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the most frequently used surgical procedure for the treatment of kidney stones.
Other mobile services include extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, stereotactic breast biopsy and laser treatment of BPH.
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy of 2000 urinary calculi with the modulith SL-20: success and failure according to size and location of stones.

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