) Laser lithotripsy Electrohydraulic lithotripsy Mechanical lithotripsy Ultrasonic lithotripsy Surgery
was the only method...
- Laser lithotripsy
is a surgical procedure
to remove stones
tract, i.e., kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. Laser lithotripsy
- The most common
use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy
(ESWT) is for lithotripsy
to treat kidney stones
(urinary calculosis) and biliary calculi
or may require procedures
such as extracorporeal shock
, ureteroscopy, or percutaneous
nephrolithotomy.Between 1% and 15% of...
- as radiosurgery.[medical citation
needed] Extracorporeal shock
is a non-invasive treatment
in the kidney,gallbladder or liver...
surgery. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
to other extracorporeal
therapies, in that...
: Intracorporeal electrohydraulic lithotripsy Intracorporeal laser lithotripsy Intracorporeal pneumatic lithotripsy
- not possible medication
may be used to try to dissolve
down the stones.In developed
countries, 10–15% of adults
- device, invented
by Jean Civiale, which
was used to perform transurethral lithotripsy
, the first known minimally invasive
surgery, to crush stones inside
- considered. Some medication, such as ursodeoxycholic
acid, may be used; and lithotripsy
, a procedure
used to break
down the stones, may also be used. Known...