Intracorporeal lithotripsy: which modality is best?

@article{Leveillee2003IntracorporealLW,
  title={Intracorporeal lithotripsy: which modality is best?},
  author={Raymond John Leveillee and Leonid Lobik},
  journal={Current opinion in urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={249-53}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW A large number of related articles published within the last year were reviewed. Different types of intracorporeal lithotripter devices were compared according to their advantages, disadvantages, efficacy, safety and clinical applications. General directions of future developments are discussed. RECENT FINDINGS Ultrasound lithotripters employed through rigid endoscopes provide high fragmentation rates (97-100%) and stone free rate (94%). Clinical evaluation of a new… CONTINUE READING

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