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First experience lithotripsy by ruby laser in the microsecond range of pulse duration
Author(s): Ludmila S. Pupkova; Leonid L. Reznikov; Nikolay A. Parhomchuk; Vladimir G. Gomberg; Vladimir A. Berenberg; Alexander G. Murzin; Sergey S. Polikarpov; Leonid N. Soms
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Paper Abstract

Open surgeiy for the removal of renal and ureteric calculi has been rendered almost obsolete in the last ten years. The development ofthe extracorporeal and the intiOCOTpOTeaI lithotripters has permitted many patients to have their stones treated without operation. Several kinds ofalternative disintegration methods such as electrohydraulic lithotripsy, ultrasound lithotiipsy, stone disintegration by laser irradiation, electric drill disintegration, microexplosion lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy have contributed to this advancement.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169121
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Ludmila S. Pupkova, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr. (Russia)
Leonid L. Reznikov, St. Petersburg Research Ctr. (United States)
Nikolay A. Parhomchuk, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr. (United States)
Vladimir G. Gomberg, St. Petersburg Medical Research Ctr. (Russia)
Vladimir A. Berenberg, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Alexander G. Murzin, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Sergey S. Polikarpov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Leonid N. Soms, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)


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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