Cystolithopaxy may be performed with a 600 micron laser fibre or with a pneumatic or ultrasonic lithotriptor
depending on stone burden (Fig.
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children: experience using a mpl-9000 lithotriptor
Allied Urological Services LLC, with Metropolitan Lithotriptor
Associates PC, constitutes one of the largest, most experienced providers of lithotripsy, BPH therapy, cryosurgery and a growing selection of other urological services in the New York metropolitan area.
Faerber, who is also co-director of the Kidney Stone/ Lithotriptor
Program and the Michigan Center for Minimally Invasive Urology.
device used for ESWT generates strong shock waves at the treatment site similar to those used in non- surgical treatment of kidney and gall- bladder stones.
The researchers noted that the results related to a 1985 lithotriptor
and that more research was needed on newer machines and different models.
The Caltech team members will attempt to build a virtual lithotriptor
to simulate what happens to the kidney in a shock wave path.
The device, known as an orthopedic lithotriptor
, is used for cases that have failed after six months of conventional therapy.
It employs a lithotriptor
device--similar to machines used to eliminate kidney stones--to generate shockwaves focused on the treatment site.
Small gall-stones can be shattered within the body using a lithotriptor
machine - the fragments pass into the bowel and cause no further problems.
was approved for widespread clinical use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration in December 1984, at which time six experimental sites had lithotriptors
(Bloom et al.
With a sound-wave-emitting lithotriptor
machine that disrupts kidney stones, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles caused "mini-explosions' of the calcium and clotting proteins found in plaque along vessel segments excised for the experiments.