413 results match your criteria Intracorporeal Lithotripsy

Gallbladder biliary lithotripsy: A new rationale applied to old treatment.

World J Gastroenterol 2022 Feb;28(7):763-765

Digestive Endoscopy Unit, ASST Niguarda, Milan 20100, Italy.

Pure endoscopic treatment of combined cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis is possible due to the chance to use together both endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) approaches. This endotherapy permits to treat biliary stones in the main bile duct by standard ERCP and gallbladder stones by EUS-guided cholecystoduodenostomy eventually associated to intracorporeal lithotripsy to achieve optimal results. Read More

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February 2022

Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy of Laser Versus Pneumatic Intracorporeal Lithotripsy for Treatment of Bladder Stones in Children.

J Clin Med 2022 Jan 20;11(3). Epub 2022 Jan 20.

Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad 10001, Iraq.

This study aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of laser lithotripsy and pneumatic lithotripsy, the two most commonly used transurethral lithotripsy methods for treating bladder stones in children in Iraq. Between January 2013 and December 2016, 64 children with bladder stones were included in this prospective randomized study, after ethical committee approval and written consent from the children's parents or caregivers were obtained. Patients were assigned randomly by computer software to two groups treated with either pneumatic cystolithotripsy or laser lithotripsy. Read More

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January 2022

Intrarenal temperature measurement associated with holmium laser intracorporeal lithotripsy in an ex vivo model.

Cent European J Urol 2021 3;74(4):588-594. Epub 2021 Nov 3.

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Introduction: The aim of this article was to quantify the effect of the use of holmium laser during intracorporeal lithotripsy in an ex vivo model.

Material And Methods: A simulated model for laser nephro-lithotripsy was designed. Two ex vivo porcine kidneys were used. Read More

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November 2021

The role of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis.

Acta Gastroenterol Belg 2021 Oct-Dec;84(4):620-626

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.

Pain is the most frequent symptom in chronic pancreatitis (CP) and has an important impact on quality of life. One of its major pathophysiological mechanisms is ductal hypertension, caused by main pancreatic duct stones and/or strictures. In this article, we focus on extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as a treatment for main pancreatic duct stones, which have been reported in >50% of CP patients. Read More

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December 2021

Clinical Observation of UreTron Single-Probe Ultrasonic Intracorporeal Lithotripter for Ureteral Calculi.

Int J Gen Med 2021 6;14:4229-4237. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

Department of Urology, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Objective: The present study aimed to observe and discuss the effectiveness and safety of the UreTron single-probe ultrasonic intracorporeal lithotripter in ureteroscopic lithotripsy.

Methods: The clinical data of patients with unilateral solitary ureteral calculi treated with ureteroscopic lithotripsy who were hospitalized at the Department of Urology (West District) of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital between March 2016 and August 2020 were selected for retrospective analysis. The patients were divided into the UreTron group (group U) and holmium laser group (group H) according to the lithotripsy method adopted. Read More

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Editorial Comment to Impact of differential ureteral stent diameters on clinical outcomes after ureteroscopy intracorporeal lithotripsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Kazumi Taguchi

Int J Urol 2021 10 22;28(10):1000. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

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October 2021

A comparative study between single-operator pancreatoscopy with intraductal lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for the management of large main pancreatic duct stones.

Surg Endosc 2022 05 15;36(5):3217-3226. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 550 University Blvd, Suite UH1602, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Background And Aims: Endoscopic management of large main pancreatic ductal (MPD) stones often require treatment with lithotripsy. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been the mainstay therapy, and single-operator pancreatoscopy with intraductal (intracorporeal) lithotripsy (SOPIL) is an emerging technique. However, no comparative studies between these techniques exist. Read More

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Impact of differential ureteral stent diameters on clinical outcomes after ureteroscopy intracorporeal lithotripsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Urol 2021 10 29;28(10):992-999. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

Department of Urology, Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong, China.

In this meta-analysis we assessed whether the diameter of ureteral stents (4.7-5-Fr, 6-Fr) has an impact on the rate of occurrence of urinary tract symptoms and complications after successful URS and intracorporeal lithotripsy. A systematic review was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. Read More

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October 2021

Consultation of kidney stones: aspects of intracorporeal lithotripsy.

World J Urol 2021 06;39(6):1661-1662

Division of Urology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Management of Ductal Sialolith Simplified: A New Technique.

Contemp Clin Dent 2020 Oct-Dec;11(4):399-402. Epub 2020 Dec 20.

Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dental College RIMS, Imphal, Manipur, India.

Sialolithiasis is a common salivary gland disease. It may cause swelling of the gland, infection of the gland, or even death of glandular parenchymal cells. Various treatment modalities are available for management of sialolithiasis such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, sialoendoscopy, laser intracorporeal lithotripsy, interventional radiology, the video-assisted conservative surgical removal of the parotid, and submandibular calculi. Read More

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December 2020

Multi-Institutional Prospective Randomized Control Trial of Novel Intracorporeal Lithotripters: ShockPulse-SE Trilogy Trial.

J Endourol 2021 09 16;35(9):1326-1332. Epub 2021 Aug 16.

Department of Urology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Currently, there are multiple intracorporeal lithotripters available for use in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of two novel lithotripters: Trilogy and ShockPulse-SE. This is a prospective multi-institutional randomized trial comparing outcomes of PCNL using two novel lithotripters between February 2019 and June 2020. Read More

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September 2021

Consultation on kidney stones, Copenhagen 2019: aspects of intracorporeal lithotripsy in flexible ureterorenoscopy.

World J Urol 2021 Jun 16;39(6):1673-1682. Epub 2020 Oct 16.

Department of Urology, Urological Research Center, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Vejle, Denmark.

Purpose: To summarize current knowledge on intracorporeal laser lithotripsy in flexible ureterorenoscopy (fURS), regarding basics of laser lithotripsy, technical aspects, stone clearance, lithotripsy strategies, laser technologies, endoscopes, and safety.

Methods: A scoping review approach was applied to search literature in PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science. Consensus was reached through discussions at the Consultation on Kidney Stones held in September 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read More

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Salivary Gland Lithiasis Recurrence After Minimally-Invasive Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors and Prevention.

Laryngoscope 2021 04 12;131(4):794-799. Epub 2020 Aug 12.

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology, APHM, Conception university hospital, Marseille, France.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the recurrence rate of lithiasis following minimally invasive surgery to identify risk factors and mechanisms for recurrence of salivary gland lithiasis.

Study Design: Retrospective case series.

Methods: A retrospective study was conducted including all patients treated for salivary gland lithiasis by minimally invasive surgery, such as sialendoscopy, intracorporeal lithotripsy, extracorporeal lithotripsy, transoral approach, and combined approach in our Department. Read More

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A scoping review of the clinical efficacy and safety of the novel thulium fiber laser: The rising star of laser lithotripsy.

Can Urol Assoc J 2021 Feb;15(2):56-66

Division of Urology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Introduction: The holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser is the gold standard for intracorporeal lithotripsy. Preclinical reports suggest the thulium laser fibre (TFL) may possess advantages over the Ho:YAG laser, including improved lithotripsy efficacy, enhanced safety, and lower costs. Although the TFL is well-characterized in-vitro, there are no reviews examining TFL lithotripsy in a clinical setting. Read More

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February 2021

Consultation on kidney stones, Copenhagen 2019: lithotripsy in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

World J Urol 2021 Jun 29;39(6):1663-1670. Epub 2020 Jul 29.

Urological Research Center, Department of Urology, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Vejle, Denmark.

Purpose: To evaluate the balance between existing evidence and expert opinions on the safety and efficacy of new technological improvements in lithotripsy techniques for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

Methods: A scoping review approach was applied to search literature in Pubmed, Embase, and Web of Science. Consensus by key opinion leaders was reached at a 2-day meeting entitled "Consultation on Kidney Stones: Aspects of Intracorporeal Lithotripsy" held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in September 2019. Read More

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Urolithiasis and intracorporeal lithotripsy in 37 Military Hospital, Accra, Ghana.

Ghana Med J 2019 Dec;53(4):304-307

Department of Urology, 37 Military Hospital, Accra.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the indications and complications of intracorporeal lithotripsy in our institution.

Methods: Retrospective study carried out at the urology unit of the 37 Military Hospital between 2012-2015. 42 patients had intracorporeal lithotripsy out of 359 patients who had surgery within the period. Read More

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December 2019

Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy: is it still valid in the era of robotic endourology? Can it be more efficient?

Curr Opin Urol 2020 03;30(2):120-129

Department of Urology, Medical School Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

Purpose Of Review: The aim of the article is to evaluate the actual role of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the management of urolithiasis based on the new developments of flexible ureterorenoscopy (FURS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

Recent Findings: In Western Europe, there is a significant change of techniques used for treatment of renal stones with an increase of FURS and a decrease of ESWL. The reasons for this include the change of indications, technical improvement of the endourologic armamentarium, including robotic assistance. Read More

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Safety and Efficacy of Emergency Ureteroscopy with Intracorporeal Lithotripsy in Patients Presented with Urinary Tract Infection with Mild Sepsis.

J Endourol 2020 03 3;34(3):262-266. Epub 2020 Mar 3.

Urology Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.

To assess safety and efficacy of emergency ureteroscopy (URS) with intracorporeal lithotripsy for management of distal ureteral stones in highly selected cases presented with urinary tract infection (UTI) with mild sepsis. Patients presenting with a solitary distal ureteral stone ≤20 mm with UTI with mild sepsis at two tertiary care centers between January 2016 and December 2018 were included. Patients were randomly assigned into one of two groups; Group I (GI) managed by direct emergency definitive URS and Group II (GII) managed by Double-J ureteral stent insertion. Read More

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Outcomes of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomies in children: a single centre experience.

Cent European J Urol 2019 12;72(2):174-177. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Urology, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to present to present our experiences with pediatric mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomies (MPNL) in our center.

Material And Methods: A total of 85 MPNLs performed on 79 pediatric patients being treated for upper urinary tract stones from 2007 to 2017 were analyzed retrospectively in order to determine their safety, efficacy, and relevant outcomes.

Results: 85 MPNLs performed on 79 patients with a mean age of 6. Read More

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Update on Surgical Management of Pediatric Urolithiasis.

Front Pediatr 2019 3;7:252. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Philip G. Ransley Department of Paediatric Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.

Urolithiasis has always been a fascinating disease, even more so in children. There are many intriguing facets to this pathology. This article is a nonsystematic review to provide an update on the surgical management of pediatric urolithiasis. Read More

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Endoscopic Management of Ureteric Stones: Our Initial Experience.

Niger J Surg 2019 Jan-Jun;25(1):26-29

Department of Surgery, College of Medicine University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

Aims: The aim of this study is to present our initial experience with intracorporeal pneumatic ureterolithotripsy highlighting the pattern of patients' clinical presentation, techniques, and limitation of the procedure.

Materials And Methods: This is a retrospective study of cases of ureteric stones managed over a period of 18 months in a private hospital. Data obtained include patients' sociodemography, clinical presentation, stone burden, procedural technique, complication, and need for a secondary procedure. Read More

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Efficacy and Reliability of Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery in Treatment of Pediatric Kidney Stones.

Cureus 2018 Dec 11;10(12):e3719. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Urology, Hitit University, Erol Olcok Training and Research Hospital, Corum, TUR.

Introduction  Surgical treatment of pediatric kidney stones has dramatically changed in recent years due to the miniaturization of surgical instruments and the availability of intracorporeal lithotriptors. Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) technique is now considered an effective and minimally invasive procedure in renal stones. However, in the pediatric age group, the number of studies on this subject is very limited. Read More

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December 2018

Biliary and pancreatic lithotripsy devices.

VideoGIE 2018 Nov 26;3(11):329-338. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Background And Aims: Lithotripsy is a procedure for fragmentation or destruction of stones to facilitate their removal or passage from the biliary or pancreatic ducts. Although most stones may be removed endoscopically using conventional techniques such as endoscopic sphincterotomy in combination with balloon or basket extraction, lithotripsy may be required for clearance of large, impacted, or irregularly shaped stones. Several modalities have been described, including intracorporeal techniques such as mechanical lithotripsy (ML), electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL), and laser lithotripsy, as well as extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Read More

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November 2018

Present indications and techniques of percutaneous nephrolithotomy: What the future holds?

Asian J Urol 2018 Oct 6;5(4):287-294. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Department of Urology, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Ein Karem, Jerusalem, Israel.

The purpose of the review was to present the latest updates on percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedure in terms of indications and evolving techniques, and to identify the advantages and disadvantages of each modality. The data for this review were collected after a thorough PubMed search in core clinical journals in English language. The key words included "PCNL" and "PNL" in combination with "indications", "techniques", "review" and "miniaturized PCNL". Read More

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October 2018

Intracorporeal Lithotripsy.

Jack Kolenda

Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 2018 Sep;26(2):169-175

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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September 2018

Mirizzi's syndrome in Roux-en-Y bypass patient successfully treated with cholangioscopically-guided laser lithotripsy via percutaneous gastrostomy.

Endosc Int Open 2018 Jul 4;6(7):E826-E829. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Service de gastroentérologie et endoscopie digestive, Hôpital Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, 27 rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 75014 Paris, France.

Obesity and bariatric surgery are major risk factors in gallstone disease. In patients with a past history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Mirizzi's syndrome is a challenging endoscopic situation because of the modified anatomy. Here we report the first case of a patient with a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass treated by intracorporeal lithotripsy with a digital single-operator cholangioscope following an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) using a percutaneous gastrostomy access. Read More

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Forgotten, Encrusted Ureteral Stents: Removal - Multimodal Endourologic Approach.

Mymensingh Med J 2018 Jan;27(1):149-158

Dr Prodyut Kumar Saha, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Ureteral stent placement is a common procedure in urologic practice. Forgotten, encrusted D/J stents represent a difficult problem for urologists. The major complications are infection, impaired renal function, migration, encrustation, stone formation and multiple fragmentation of stent. Read More

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January 2018

Viability and biocompatibility of an adhesive system for intrarenal embedding and endoscopic removal of small residual fragments in minimally-invasive stone treatment in an in vivo pig model.

World J Urol 2018 Apr 24;36(4):673-680. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Center, University of Freiburg (Institution to Which this Work is Attributed), Hugstetterstr. 55, 79106, Freiburg, Germany.

Purpose: To evaluate the viability and biocompatibility of a novel, patented bioadhesive system for intrarenal embedding and retrieval of residual fragments after endoscopic lithotripsy. Complete stone clearance via active removal of residual fragments (RF) after intracorporeal laser lithotripsy may be time-consuming and fail in many cases. Therefore, the novel adhesive has been developed and evaluated for the first time in an in vivo pig model in the present work. Read More

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