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  1. Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones that form in the kidney, bladder, ureters, or gallbladder.
  2. Lithotripsy is a technique that uses sound waves to fragment stones in the gallbladder or upper urinary tract. (Web site)
  3. Lithotripsy is the use of high-energy shock waves to fragment and disintegrate kidney stones.
  4. Lithotripsy is generally combined with oral dissolution (bile acid) treatment to help dissolve the fragmented pieces of the original gallstone. (Web site)
  5. Lithotripsy is not appropriate for patients with very large stones or other medical conditions. (Web site)

Gallbladder Motility

  1. Gallbladder motility was not altered in either group 1 day and 1 yr after lithotripsy. (Web site)

Shock-Wave Lithotripsy

  1. Shock-wave lithotripsy of gallbladder stones.


  1. Lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and other methods to break up, remove, or bypass kidney stones.

Laser Lithotripsy

  1. Laser lithotripsy may be done if stones do not go away with ESWL, if they can't be treated with ESWL, or if you can not have ESWL for some reason.
  2. Laser lithotripsy carries a slightly greater risk of complications than extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Mechanical Lithotripsy

  1. Hintze, RE, Adler, A, Veltzke, W. Outcome of mechanical lithotripsy of bile duct stones in an unselected series of 704 patients. (Web site)

Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy

  1. Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy has also been successfully used to break up gallstones. (Web site)
  2. Sauerbruch, T, Holl, J, Sackmann, M, Paumgartner, G. Fragmentation of bile duct stones by extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy: A five-year experience. (Web site)
  3. Gallbladder motility before and after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy. (Web site)


  1. One is shock-wave lithotripsy, where the stones are broken down into small fragments with multiple shock waves. (Web site)


  1. Complete stone clearance from the bile ducts was obtained in 97 patients (86%) after a median of 4 days following extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy. (Web site)


  1. Oral agents used to dissolve gallstones, and lithotripsy alone or in combination with other drugs had gained some popularity in the 1990s.


  1. Acupuncture as an adjunct for sedation during lithotripsy.
  2. A comparison of sedation with dexmedetomidine or propofol during shockwave lithotripsy: a randomized controlled trial.


  1. Dissolution therapy tends to be more effective for patients with cholesterol stones, and is sometimes used in conjunction with lithotripsy. (Web site)


  1. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a technique in which focused, high-energy ultrasound is directed at the gallbladder 14. (Web site)
  2. Endoscopy with a technique called mechanical lithotripsy is also sometimes used for common bile duct stones. (Web site)


  1. Safety and efficacy of repeated shockwave lithotripsy of gallstones with and without adjuvant bile acid therapy. (Web site)


  1. Now dissolution of gallstones and extracorporeal lithotripsy are practically curiosities.

Several Forms

  1. There are several forms of lithotripsy.

Surgical Procedures

  1. It can also help determine whether the cystic duct is clear, prior to surgical procedures such as lithotripsy. (Web site)


  1. A lithotripsy, though seldom used, is an option that may be used in selected patients.


  1. X-rays will help the doctor to determine if there are other treatment options, or if you will need additional treatments combined with lithotripsy.
  2. The device listens to echoes created by shock wave therapy (lithotripsy) to let the doctor know if therapy has worked. (Web site)

Gallstone Disease

  1. The pros and cons of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of gallstone disease.

Bile Duct

  1. After lithotripsy of the bile duct, continuous endoscopic nasogallbladder drainage was performed successfully.

Kidney Stones

  1. Lithotripsy for gallstone disease is less successful than when used for people with kidney stones.
  2. Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) was first used to break up kidney stones. (Web site)


  1. Discusses extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), a procedure that uses shock waves to break a kidney stone into smaller pieces.
  2. Electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of the gallbladder has also been used for selected patients who cannot have surgery. (Web site)
  3. To help you decide on ESWL or Lithotripsy, here are important facts you should know about this high-tech procedure: 1.


  1. The patient presently is exposed to X-rays, originally to ascertain that stones are indeed causing problems and that they can be eliminated by lithotripsy. (Web site)


  1. The sound wave approach, called lithotripsy, rarely is used these days and is considered appropriate only for patients who cannot undergo surgery. (Web site)
  2. A minority of such patients may be candidates for a stone-breaking technique called lithotripsy.
  3. Less than 15% of patients are good candidates for lithotripsy. (Web site)


  1. New drugs and the growing field of lithotripsy have greatly improved the treatment of kidney stones.
  2. Complex biliary stones: treatment with a small choledochoscope and laser lithotripsy.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

  1. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the most common type of lithotripsy. (Web site)
  2. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: A technique for shattering stones such as kidney stones or gallstones with a shock wave produced outside the body.
  3. Gallstone fragmentation by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) may be an appropriate therapy for some patients who cannot undergo surgery.


  1. Lithotripsy is generally combined with bile acid treatment to help dissolve the fragmented pieces of the original gallstone. (Web site)
  2. There are, however, three effective nonsurgical procedures: bile acid therapy, contact solvent therapy and lithotripsy (see sidebar above).
  3. We studied gallbladder motility in two groups of patients who had been treated by electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy and bile acid dissolution therapy.


  1. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is a treatment in which shock waves are generated in water by lithotripters (devices that produce the waves).
  2. Another source of focused pressure waves is an electromagnetic transducer and a parabolic concentrator, as is used in lithotripsy.


  1. Shock wave therapy (lithotripsy) uses high-frequency sound waves to break up the gallstones. (Web site)
  2. HIFU treatment is often guided by MRI. Focused ultrasound may be used to break up kidney stones by lithotripsy. (Web site)
  3. Lithotripsy uses high-frequency sound waves directed through the skin to break up the stones.


  1. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the most frequently used procedure for the treatment of kidney stones.
  2. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the most frequently used procedure for the treatment of kidney stones.
  3. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a procedure used to shatter simple stones in the kidney or upper urinary tract. (Web site)


  1. Predictions and associations of cholecystectomy in patients with cholecystolithiasis treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
  2. By 1990, extracorporeal lithotripsy of gallstones and various methods of dissolving gallstones threatened in part to replace cholecystectomy.


  1. For small stones that are lodged in the lower part of the ureter, ureteroscopy or shock-wave lithotripsy are the procedures of choice.


  1. Other medical methods of handling gallstones in the gallbladder include attempts to fragment them with sonic shock waves (lithotripsy). (Web site)
  2. Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is a non- invasive procedure where shockwaves are used to break apart the gallstone in the gallbladder. (Web site)
  3. If it is not yet serious, treatments such as electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy or known as ESWL are used to dissolve the stones in the gallbladder.

Gallbladder Stones

  1. Randomised controlled trial of cost-effectiveness of lithotripsy and open cholecystectomy as treatments for gallbladder stones. (Web site)
  2. Twenty years ago, in January 1985, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) was first applied successfully in a patient with gallbladder stones. (Web site)
  3. Bile acid therapy versus placebo before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of gallbladder stones. (Web site)


  1. Large stones may be treated with lithotripsy, in which high-frequency sound waves are used to crush the stone.
  2. The doctor may also access the stone from your back into your kidney, through a procedure called percutaneous lithotripsy.
  3. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) directs shock waves through the skin and body tissue toward the stone. (Web site)


  1. For stones in the lower tract, ureteroscopy is generally the best procedure, although lithotripsy is also usually feasible and patients ordinarily prefer it. (Web site)
  2. In some patients who are not surgical candidates, stones may be dissolved by medicine or broken up by ultrasound or shockwave techniques (lithotripsy).
  3. Doctors may use shock wave therapy (lithotripsy) to break up stones.


  1. However, in many people treated with medication or lithotripsy, gallstones tend to form again within a few years. (Web site)
  2. Quality of life after treatment of gallstones: Results of a randomised study of lithotripsy and open cholecystectomy.
  3. Oral dissolution therapy uses bile acids in pill form to dissolve gallstones and may be used in conjunction with lithotripsy. (Web site)

Bile Duct Stones

  1. Lithotripsy for Common Bile Duct Stones Shock wave lithotripsy is an option in certain cases for bile duct stones that cannot be extracted.
  2. Finally, lithotripsy (smashing the stone with sonic waves) has been done for bile duct stones. (Web site)
  3. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is an option in certain cases of bile duct stones as it is for stones in the gallbladder. (Web site)

Shock Wave

  1. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in treatment of urinary calculi, in patients with bleeding diathesis.
  2. The first use of shock wave lithotripsy to destroy kidney stones in people was in 1980.
  3. Cavitation plays an important role for the destruction of kidney stones in shock wave lithotripsy. (Web site)

Shock Waves

  1. Lithotripsy uses the technique of focused shock waves to fragment a stone in the kidney or the ureter. (Web site)
  2. They may be used alone or after lithotripsy, which breaks up small, noncalcified gallstones with shock waves that are focused by ultrasound.
  3. Rarely, medication to dissolve gallstones is combined with shock wave lithotripsy, a procedure that uses carefully aimed shock waves to break up gallstones.


  1. Another option is a procedure called lithotripsy, which uses shock waves to break up the gallstones.
  2. Lithotripsy is a technique used to break up stones that form in the kidney, bladder, ureters, or gallbladder.
  3. However, lithotripsy completely removes stones in most patients who have the procedure.


  1. Shock Waves
  2. Kidney Stones
  3. Bile Duct Stones
  4. Gallstones
  5. Gallbladder Stones
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