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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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) have been performed since the early 1980s to surgically treat patients with renal stones.
The other day I had one of the ambassadors from St Kitts who was just about to fly to Barbados to get a lithotripsy done and somebody said 'no they are doing it right here in Nevis'.
The operations included kidney dialysis and stone lithotripsy," the director general of Karbala's health department, Alaa Hammoudi Badeer, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The Gemini is a premium urological workstation with integrated lithotripsy, providing the best in class urological functionality.
More than 200 patients at the Middlesbrough hospital have already benefited from lithotripsy - a non invasive procedure which helps the body rid itself of kidney stones with the minimum of pain.
Cherry, using minimally invasive laser lithotripsy or shock wave lithotripsy, can fragment and remove stones in the bladder, ureter or kidney, usually as an outpatient procedure, the statement said.
in 1984, lithotripsy to pulverize kidney stones is now used extensively in developed countries.
Shock wave therapy, also known as lithotripsy, uses sound waves to break down smaller kidney stones, allowing the particles to pass harmlessly out of the body through urine.
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.