Treatment of Kidney Stones with EDAP LT01 and Wolf Piezolith 2200 Piezoelectric Lithotripters
The results of treating kidney/ureteral lithiasis with piezoelectric lithotripters are reported. This paper contains the medium-term results of the treatment of 177 patients treated with piezoelectric lithotripsy using the EDAP LT01 and the Wolf Piezolith 2200 lithotripters.
The results for the two lithotripters were similar although the Dornier HM3 lithotripter by comparison is still more versatile due to the x-ray detection system, and it also is more powerful than the piezoelectric lithotripters.
Piezoelectric lithotripters are more economical, do not interfere with the electrical contractions of the myocardium, and do not require the patient to be anesthetized.
KeywordsShock Wave Lithotripsy Ureteral Stone Ureteral Calculus Ceramic Element Spontaneous Expulsion
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