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Title: The influence of internal stone structure upon the fracture behaviour of urinary calculi
Authors: Pittomvils, G ×
Vandeursen, H
Wevers, Martine
Lafaut, Jean-Pierre
De Ridder, Dirk
De Meester, Paul
Boving, R
Baert, Luc #
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Ultrasound in medicine & biology vol:20 issue:8 pages:803-810
Abstract: In vitro extracoporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on different types of urinary calculi, in combination with microfocus x-ray and microphotography, illustrates the importance of the internal stone structure. Calculi with a rough surface layered structure (calcium oxalate monohydrate) and untextured calculi (cystine) are characterized by a low stone fragility, whereas coarse-grain calculi (calcium oxalate dihydrate, struvite), and calculi with a smooth surface layered structure (uric acid), are very fragile. Shell-like fragmentation in layered calculi, with smooth surface of the crystalline laminations, suggests that the stone matrix influenced the propagation of the shock wave energy inside the stone.
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ISSN: 0301-5629
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
Interdisciplinary Research Facility Life Sciences, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Research Center Accountancy, Leuven
Faculty of Medicine, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Urology Section (-)
× corresponding author
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