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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Transurethral lithotripsy versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in management of upper ureteral calculi: A comparative study.
1 system of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy 352 000 EUR.
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).
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.
The poor souls who live or work with me on a daily basis know that recently I had extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy to remove a kidney stone.
During extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), sound waves travel through the patient's skin and tissue to disintegrate small stones lodged in the kidney.
Examples include a 10 to 20 minute default lockout period for intravenous morphine PCA and "water bath" for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
Three days later, he underwent extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment, and empiric antimicrobial drug therapy with intravenous ceftriaxone, 1 g/day for 3 days, was administered.
Ultrasound-guided piezoelectric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of parotid gland calculi.
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is an effective treatment for kidney stones in children and adults, according to researchers from the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel.
Canada limits the diffusion of six major forms of technology (units available in the country in 1989): open heart surgery (32), cardiac catheterization (39), organ transplantation (28), radiation therapy (14), extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (4), and magnetic resonance imaging (12).
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