Korean J Urol.  1997 Mar;38(3):241-244.

Initial Clinical Experience of the Swiss Lithoclast in Ureteral stone

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  • 1Hanil Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Currently several modalities are available for performing intracorporeal lithotripsy including ultrasound, electrohydraulic and laser procedures. We report our initial clinical experience with a new and unique technology for performing intracorporeal lithotripsy, namely the Swiss Lithoclast. 35 patients were performed for removal of ureteral stone. This device successfully fragmented 31 of 35 ureteral calculi (89%). Complications of stone removal were gross hematuria (3 cases), high fever (2 cases). All complications were treated successfully with conservative management. In conclusion, we have found the ability of the Swiss Lithoclast to fragment stones safely and without significant complications.

Keyword

urinary calculi; lithotripsy

MeSH Terms

Fever
Hematuria
Humans
Lithotripsy
Ultrasonography
Ureter*
Ureteral Calculi
Urinary Calculi
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