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
References in periodicals archive ?
Shock wave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy with holmium laser or pneumatic lithotripsy for renal and distal ureteric stones.
The instruments used were rigid ureteroscopy set 8/9.8 Fr, 12-degree, double working channel, cystoscope 19.5 French, telescope 30-degree, pneumatic lithotripsy set, standard laparoscopic unit.
During ureteroscopy using a pneumatic lithotripsy device to treat ureteric stones, instillation of hued lubrication jelly proximal to the stone prior to lithotripsy is effective in preventing stone retropulsion.
After puncture of the calyx, tract dilation was accomplished using plastic Amplatz dilators (UroVision, Bad Aibling, Germany) and metal Alken dilators up to 24 Fr in two steps, or the tract was dilated by a high-pressure balloon in one step.[2] The staghorn stone was fragmented and cleared by pneumatic lithotripsy and an ultrasonic system (EMS Electro Medical System; Nyon, Geneva, Switzerland).
Then a Wolf F20.8 nephroscope was placed to smash and clear away the calculi with the third generation of EMS ultrasonic pneumatic lithotripsy system.
Pneumatic lithotripsy was performed in 65 children (60.19%)--36 girls and 29 boys, including 46 URSL and 19 RIRS.
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.
Degirmenci T, Gunlusoy B, Kozacioglu Z, Arslan M, Koras O, Arslan B, et al.Comparison of Ho:YAG laser and pneumatic lithotripsy in the treatment of impacted ureteral stones: an analysis of risk factors.
Comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy using pneumatic lithotripsy (Lithoclast (R)) alone or in combination with ultrasonic lithotripsy.
Park et al., "Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy as a primary modality for large proximal ureteral calculi: comparison to rigid ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy," Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, vol.
For lithotripsy, a pneumatic lithotripsy device (Elmed-Vibrolith, Ankara, Turkiye), and a Ho:YAG laser (Richard Wolf GmbH, Knittlinger, Germany) with 270 and 365 [micro] laser fibers were used.