Methods available for performing intracorporeal lithotripsy include ultrasound, electrohydraulic lithotripsy and Laser lithotripsy. Experience in 38 patients with ureteral calculi using a new device for performing intracorporeal lithotripsy, the Swiss Lithoclast, is presented. A total of 73.7% of patients were stone-free and 15.8% presented residual fragments. The Lithoclast is considered a safe, effective and inexpensive means of performing intracoporeal lithotripsy for ureteral calculi.
|Translated title of the contribution||Our experience in the treatment of ureter stones by means of hydraulic lithotripsy|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Urologica Italica|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 2|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
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