lithotripsy

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lith·o·trip·sy

 (lĭth′ə-trĭp′sē)
n. pl. lith·o·trip·sies
Pulverization of kidney stones or gallstones by means of a lithotripter.

[litho- + Greek trīpsis, a rubbing, pounding (from trībein, to rub, pound; see lithotripter) + -y.]

lithotripsy

(ˈlɪθəʊˌtrɪpsɪ)
n
(Medicine) the use of ultrasound, often generated by a lithotripter, to pulverize kidney stones and gallstones in situ
[C20: from litho- + Greek thruptein to crush]

lith•o•trip•sy

(ˈlɪθ əˌtrɪp si)

n., pl. -sies.
the pulverization of one or more stones in the body by means of a lithotripter.
[1825–35; litho- + Greek trîps(is) rubbing, wear + -y3]
Translations

lith·o·trip·sy

, lithotrity
n. litotripsia, trituración de cálculos en el riñón, el uréter, la vejiga y la vesícula biliar.

lithotripsy

n litotricia; extracorporeal shock wave — litotricia extracorpórea por ondas de choque
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The equipment must be able to crush the kidney and urinary tract and the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl).
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy as first line treatment for urinary tract stones in children: outcome of 500 cases.
Factors determining analgesic and sedative drug requirements during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
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.
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).
Objective: To determine the effect of Tamsulosin, as adjunctive medical therapy after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for renal stones on rate of stone clearance, clearance time, pain intensity during stone clearance, steinstrasse formation and auxiliary surgical intervention required.
78% (17/45) of Group A patients required extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy being significantly more than those in Group B (6.
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.
The King also called for immediate measures to enable units that have been closed to resume their services to patients, mainly the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and digestive tract endoscopy units, according to the hospital's director Mujalli Mhailan.
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