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Urolithiasis 2 pp 527-528 | Cite as

Lithoclast — A New Endolithotriptor

  • K. Kleinschmidt
  • K. Miller
  • H. W. Gottfried
  • R. Hautmann

Abstract

With the advent of laser lithotripsy and miniscopes for the treatment of ureteral calculi, ultrasonic lithotripsy has lost its function as a universal lithotripsy system, as its probes are not compatible with the miniscopes. Still, laser lithotropsy has its disadvantages: purchase costs are high and the low fragmentation rates make it unsuitable for the primary treatment of bladder calculi and staghorn stones in the kidney. Thus, there is a continuing need for a universal lithotripsy system providing both miniaturized probes and high stone ablation rates.

Keywords

Bladder Stone Ureteral Calculus Laser Lithotripsy Bladder Calculus Staghorn Stone 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kleinschmidt
    • 1
  • K. Miller
    • 1
  • H. W. Gottfried
    • 1
  • R. Hautmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

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