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Urolithiasis pp 995-996 | Cite as

Complications of Extracorporeal Piezoelectric Shock-Wave Lithotripsy

  • W. VahlensieckJr.
  • A. Frankenschmidt
  • G. Sünder
  • H. Sommerkamp

Abstract

Since 1985, urinary stone patients have been treated with piezoelectrically-generated extracorporeal shock waves (EPL). This method was developed in Hamburg, FRG, by Professor Ziegler and his group (1, 2). We have used the “Piezolith 2300” (Richard Wolf GmbH, Knittlingen, FRG) since November, 1987 in the destruction of urinary and biliary stones. Piezoelectric shock waves destroy the calculus within a focus of 3×8 mm (1). The ultrasonic focussing scanner and the shock-wave device can be moved three-dimensionally. The destruction of the calculus can be watched on line with the ultrasound scanner (1). In this study, possible side effects of shock waves on surrounding tissues are evaluated.

Keywords

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Shock Wave Ultrasound Scanner Tubular Damage Ureteral Stents 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. VahlensieckJr.
    • 1
  • A. Frankenschmidt
    • 1
  • G. Sünder
    • 1
  • H. Sommerkamp
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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