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also lith·o·trip·tor  (lĭth′ə-trĭp′tər)
A device that pulverizes kidney stones and gallstones by passing shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the patient sits.

[Alteration of obsolete lithotriptor, lithontriptor, from lithontriptic, breaking up kidney stones, from New Latin lithontripticus, alteration (influenced by Greek trībein, trīp-, to rub, pound) of lithonthrypticus, from Greek (pharmaka tōn en nephrōis) lithōn thruptika, (drugs) crushing stones (in the kidneys) : lithōn, genitive pl. of lithos, stone + thruptika, neuter pl. of thruptikos, crushing (from thruptein, to crush; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots).]


, lithotripter
n. litotriturador, aparato o mecanismo para triturar cálculos;
extracorporal shock wave ______ extracorporal con ondas de choque.
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Some of the most common procedures doctors will be able to perform include extracorporeal Shockwave lithotripsy, to break up kidney stones, and bladder biopsies.
Techniques like extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy is used for minimally invasive urinary tract stones propulsion and high intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer ablation.
Advances in ureterorenoscope, newer methods of intracorporeal stone fragmentation, laparoscopic methods and developments in extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy have resulted in changes with regard to the use of treatment modalities for ureteral stones.
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been widely accepted as the treatment of choice for renal stones less than 2 cm, with variable success rates of 60-99% across the globe.
The treatment options for these calculi in such situations include extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous lithotomy, and laparoscopy [1-3].
One hundred patients with kidney stones who were being treated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 200 mg per day of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or placebo for 1 week before and 1 week after lithotripsy.
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy: a comparison of intraoperative radiation exposure during the management of nephrolithiasis.
Keywords: Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy, Tamsulosin, Medical expulsive Therapy, Steinstrasse, Renal stone.
The outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal pelvic stone with and without JJ stent-a comparative study.
Clearance of refractory bile duct stones with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.
Treatment of lower ureteral stones: extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy or intracorporeal lithotripsy?

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