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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Contract notice: GCS UNIHA: supply and short-term rental of extracorporeal lithotripsy systems.
The Shockwave Medical Coronary Lithoplasty System is a therapy designed to treat calcified coronary artery blockages with lithotripsy, sonic pressure waves historically used to treat patients with kidney stones.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of treatment for proximal ureteral stones with pneumatic lithotripsy compared to holmium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (HO: YAG) laser therapy.
Burjeel Hospital has opened a state of the art lithotripsy unit to provide minimally invasive medical treatment for kidney stones, a press release said.
by Dr Mahesh Krishnaswamy Lithotripsy has a number of advantages, and has redefined the approach to treating kidney stones.
Intermittent lithotripsy pulses disrupt both superficial and deep vascular calcium, while minimizing soft tissue injury, and an integrated angioplasty balloon expands blockages at low pressures to restore blood flow.
He said this while addressing a ceremony regarding handing over a latest Lithotripsy Machine worth Rs 45 million to the administration of DHQ Hospital Faisalabad for the treatment of kidney stone through lasers.
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Applications for the technology are for direct visualization of the pancreatico-biliary system, targeted tissue acquisition within the pancreatico-biliary system and large biliary stone management using Electro Hydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL) or laser lithotripsy.
This relatively new technique is particularly beneficial for patients who are unsuitable for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), patients with repetitive ESWL failure, obesity, hemorrhagic disease, lower calyceal calculi, or calyceal diverticular calculi, and patients who require multiple ESWL.
The lithotripsy unit is supported by many other departments in the hospital, particularly the laboratory, radiology, and internal medicine," explains Professor Rajaie Mahran, Consultant Urologist, University Hospital in Sharjah that recently launched the unit to treat kidney, bladder and ureter stones without surgical interference.
Aim of our study was to lessen the duration of stent which is kept after ureteroscopic lithotripsy in order to minimize morbidity associated with it.