lithotrite


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lithotrite

(ˈlɪθəˌtraɪt)
n
(Tools) an instrument for breaking up stones in the bladder
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Civiale went on to devise the lithotrite, virtually a metal catheter with crushing blades, which, now combined with a fibre-optic telescope, is still used today in those cases where lithotripsy by means of shock-wave ultrasound dissolution is not successful.
Experience with the holmium laser as an endoscopic lithotrite.
In 1878, Henry Bigelow of Boston developed a technique in which he crushed the stone and then removed it in a single procedure using a device called a lithotrite.