Experience with Second-Generation Lithotripsy: Medstone 1050
Initial experience using the Medstone 1050 lithotripter, a spark-gap tubless machine that uses radiographic localization is herein reported. Over 250 patients have been treated with fracturization rates over 97% and three-month overall stone-free rate of 73%. The incidence of multiple treatments (14%), ancillary percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) (1%), and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) (2%) is comparable to first-generation machines.
KeywordsShock Wave Lithotripsy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Ureteral Stone Uric Acid Stone Fragmentation Rate
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