Experience with Second-Generation Lithotripsy: Medstone 1050

  • Jon Owen Marks
  • Elliot Leiter
  • Bernard Fruchtman
  • Jacob Heyman
  • Adrian Zorgniotti

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Shock Wave Lithotripsy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Ureteral Stone Uric Acid Stone Fragmentation Rate 
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References

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    Drach GW, Dretler SP, Fair W, et al: Report of the United States cooperative study of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. J Urol 135: 1127, 1986.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Hepp W, Heine G, et al: Dornier lithotripters. In Coptcoat MJ, Miller RA, Wickham JEA (eds): Lithotripsy II. London: BDI Publishing, 1987.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon Owen Marks
    • 1
  • Elliot Leiter
    • 1
  • Bernard Fruchtman
    • 1
  • Jacob Heyman
    • 1
  • Adrian Zorgniotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Metropolitan Lithotriptor AssociatesNew YorkUSA

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