404 results match your criteria Intracorporeal Lithotripsy

Consultation of kidney stones: aspects of intracorporeal lithotripsy.

World J Urol 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

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

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

World J Urol 2020 Oct 16. 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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October 2020

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 2020 Jul 29. 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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Successful treatment of an impacted lithotripter basket in the common bile duct with intracorporeal electrohydraulic lithotripsy.

Endoscopy 2018 04 19;50(4):447-448. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

Department of Gastroenterology, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York, USA.

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Re: Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Three Different Modalities of Lithotrites for Intracorporeal Lithotripsy in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (From: York T, Borofsky MS, Chew BH, et al. J Endourol 2017;31:1145-1151).

J Endourol 2018 03 6;32(3):264. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Shahid Labbafinejad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , Tehran, Iran .

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Intracorporeal lithotripsy.

Peter Alken

Urolithiasis 2018 Feb 4;46(1):19-29. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

Department of Urology, University Clinic Mannheim, Theodor Kutzer Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Germany.

Since the introduction of ESWL, PNL and URS during the early 1980s the application rate of ESWL has declined while those of PNL and URS have increased. This is mainly due to the facts that instruments and techniques for Intracorporeal Lithotripsy (IL) have made a continuous progress. This review shows that today an array of options for IL within the entire urinary tract is available to treat stones in a perfect minimal invasive way. Read More

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February 2018

Ureteroscopy from the recent past to the near future.

Urolithiasis 2018 Feb 29;46(1):31-37. Epub 2017 Nov 29.

Uroclínica - Centro Clinico de Urologia, Campo Grande 30 1B, 1700-093, Lisboa, Portugal.

Stone surgery is one of oldest surgical practices undertaken by man. Hippocrates refused to let his followers "cut for the stone" and it was only in February 1980, when the first human trial of shock wave therapy on a renal stone was performed with success that a new era in minimally invasive treatment (surgery) for stones was opened up and this condemnation was finally resolved in the Hippocratic Oath. Endoscopy, using natural orifices, supported by anaesthesia, incremented by technology and with access to all points along the urinary tract, began by competing with ESWL, but is now the treatment of choice in most cases. Read More

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February 2018

Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy: A Review of Dusting vs Fragmentation with Extraction.

J Endourol 2018 01 27;32(1):1-6. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

11 Department of Urology, NYU , New York, New York.

Introduction: Ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy is becoming the most commonly utilized treatment for patients with urinary calculi. The Holmium:YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) laser is integral to the operation and is the preferred flexible intracorporeal lithotrite. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in examining the effect of varying the laser settings on the effectiveness of stone treatment. Read More

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January 2018

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Three Different Modalities of Lithotrites for Intracorporeal Lithotripsy in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.

J Endourol 2017 11 3;31(11):1145-1151. Epub 2017 Nov 3.

1 Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana.

Purpose: To compare the efficiency (stone fragmentation and removal time) and complications of three models of intracorporeal lithotripters in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

Materials And Methods: Prospective, randomized controlled trial at nine centers in North America from 2009 to 2016. Patients were randomized to one of three lithotripter devices: the Cyberwand, a dual-probe ultrasonic device; the Swiss Lithoclast Select, a combination pneumatic and ultrasonic device; and the StoneBreaker, a portable pneumatic device powered by CO cartridges. Read More

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November 2017

Outcomes of miniaturized percutaneous nephrolitotomy in infants: single centre experience.

Int Braz J Urol 2017 Sep-Oct;43(5):932-938

Department of Urology, Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

Objectives: The present study was aim to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Mini-PNL to treat kidney stones in patients aged <3 years. This is the one of the largest series in the literature in this age group of patients.

Material And Methods: From May 2012 to April 2016, the medical records of 74 infant patients who underwent mini-PNL for renal stones were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

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November 2017

Early Experience Of Pneumatic Lithoclast For The Management Of Ureteric Stones At Peshawar.

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2016 Jul-Sep;28(3):542-544

Institute of Kidney Diseases, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Background: Pakistan lies in the Afro-Asia stone belt. Ureteric calculi are common occurrence and a major burden on health care facilities in Pakistan. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of pneumatic lithoclast in the management of ureteric calculi. Read More

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December 2017