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Intracorporal Alexandrite-laser lithotripsy in the treatment of ureteral calculi
Author(s): Juergen Zumbe; Hermann Fischer; Hans-Georg Kimont; Gerd Kierfeld
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Paper Abstract

Extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the standard therapy in the treatment of urinary calculi. the high rate of fragmentation and simultaneous stone selectivity makes laser lithotripsy an alternative method in the treatment of obstructing ureteral calculi. In comparison to the success rate of ESWL, laser lithotripsy as a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure seems to be superior in disintegrating calculi in the distal ureter. Together with the advance of miniaturized semiflexible endoscopes, intracorporal laser lithotripsy presents a new aspect in the treatment of urinary calculi.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169120
Show Author Affiliations
Juergen Zumbe, Abteilung Fuer Urologie (Germany)
Hermann Fischer, Abteilung Fuer Urologie (Germany)
Hans-Georg Kimont, Abteilung Fuer Urologie (Germany)
Gerd Kierfeld, Abteilung Fuer Urologie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2086:
Medical Applications of Lasers
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Cornelius Borst; Frank W. Cross; Herbert J. Geschwind; Dieter Jocham; Jan Kvasnicka; Hans H. Scherer; Mario A. Trelles; Eberhard Unsoeld, Editor(s)

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