Lithotripsy

A technique for destroying kidney stones without surgery â€` it uses sound waves to painlessly break up the stones.
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Lithotripsy

a procedure done to break up stones in the urinary tract using ultrasonic shock waves, so that the fragments can be easily passed from the body
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lithotripsy

A means of crushing renal stones
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Lithotripsy

Lithotripsy: A procedure to break a stone into small particles that can be passed in the urine.
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Lithotripsy

Lith'o·trip`sy (lĭth'o*trĭp`sȳ) noun [ Litho- + Greek tri`bein to rub, grind: confer French lithotripsie .] (Surg.) The operation of crushing a stone in the bladder with an instrument called lithotriptor or lithotrite ; lithotrity.
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lithotripsy

Known as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, this procedure uses sound waves delivered inside a water bath to pulverize kidney stones painlessly inside the body. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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lithotripsy

(lith´o-trip″se) the crushing of calculi in the bladder, urethra, kidney, or gallbladder.
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Lithotripsy

• (n.) The operation of crushing a stone in the bladder with an instrument called lithotriptor or lithotrite; lithotrity.
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lithotripsy

lithotripsy 1. A procedure to break a stone into small particles that can be passed in the urine. 2. The crushing of a urinary calculus or gallstone within the body, followed at once by the washing out the fragments. It was formerly done only surgically but can now be accomplished by various noninvasive methods.
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lithotripsy

Type: Term Pronunciation: lith′ō-trip′sē Definitions: 1. The crushing of a stone in the renal pelvis, calyces, ureter, or bladder, by mechanical force, laser, or focused sound energy. Synonyms: lithotrity
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Lithotripsy

==Techniques== ==Holmium Laser Lithotripsy== Holmium laser with wavelength of 2100nm (infrared band) is used to break urinary stones which is ideal for breaking stones (even hardest). In ureteroscopy method, a thin telescope called ureteroscope will be passed through the natural urinary passage from the penis up the bladder into the ureter where t...
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lithotripsy

breaking up the renal calculi (kidney stones) with sound waves so they can be passed in the urine
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Lithotripsy

Wearing away of a stone; usually synonymous with ESWL
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