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Lithotripsy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy) Summary

Description: The destruction of a calculus of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or gallbladder by physical forces, including crushing with a lithotriptor through a catheter. Focused percutaneous ultrasound and focused hydraulic shock waves may be used without surgery. Lithotripsy does not include the dissolving of stones by acids or litholysis. Lithotripsy by laser is LITHOTRIPSY, LASER.

Also Known As: Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy; ESWLs (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy); Electrohydraulic Shockwave Lithotripsies; Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsies; Litholapaxies Show All >>

Networked: 6027 relevant articles (589 outcomes, 527 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Lithotripsy is Relevant

  1. Shock : 416 outcomes 420 studies in 4291 results
  2. Calculi (Calculus) : 83 outcomes 46 studies in 829 results
  3. Ureteral Calculi : 52 outcomes 32 studies in 347 results
  4. Kidney Calculi (Kidney Stone) : 41 outcomes 34 studies in 492 results
  5. Urinary Calculi (Urinary Calculus) : 37 outcomes 29 studies in 394 results
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Drugs Related to Lithotripsy

  1. tamsulosin (Flomax)
  2. EMLA
  3. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
  4. Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Urso)
  5. Cholesterol
  6. Calcium
  7. Nifedipine (Adalat)
  8. lornoxicam
  9. Analgesics (Analgesic Drugs)
  10. Calcium Oxalate
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Therapies Related to Lithotripsy

  1. Solid-State Lasers
  2. Stents
  3. Lasers (Laser)
  4. Dye Lasers
  5. Lithotripsy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy)
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