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Alexandrite laser lithotripsy: clinical studies and utilization
Author(s): Patrick J. Clark; Charles T. Dickson M.D.; Glenn M. Preminger M.D.
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Paper Abstract

Laser technology has been applied to intracorporeal lithotripsy for ureteral calculi at several different wavelengths. The most successful of these is the Alexandrite. Development through animal studies, FDA approval, and current use is examined. After 22 months and a study encompassing 175 procedures the device has demonstrated efficacy equal to or surpassing other laser and non-laser methods with equal or greater safety to adjacent soft tissue structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2129, Lasers in Urology, (2 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175029
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Patrick J. Clark, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
Charles T. Dickson M.D., Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
Glenn M. Preminger M.D., Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2129:
Lasers in Urology
Graham M. Watson M.D.; Rudolf W. Steiner; Douglas E. Johnson M.D., Editor(s)

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