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Title: Stone geometry and structure dependence on extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
Authors: Pittomvils, G
Vandeursen, H
Hellemans, Jacqueline
Demeulenaere, R
Matura, E
Boving, R
Baert, Luc
Issue Date: Oct-1993
Publisher: Mary ann liebert inc publ
Series Title: Journal of endourology vol:7 issue:5 pages:357-362
Abstract: The in vitro fragmentation effects of electromagnetic-induced shock wave lithotripsy (Siemens Lithostar) were studied on parallel laminated schists in relation to the incoming shock wave energy and the incoming angle of the incident shock wave. Well above the threshold energy, the total amount of acoustic energy required for fragmentation remained unchanged regardless of the power setting of the high-tension supply. The amount of energy transmitted to the stone was limited by a total reflection angle, restricting the available transmission surface. These observations determine the effect of shock waves on calculi with an irregular shape such as staghorn stones. Lithotripsy-induced cavitation has been recognized, but no immediate influence on disintegration has become apparent until now.
ISSN: 0892-7790
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: DI
Appears in Collections:Physics and Astronomy - miscellaneous
Urology Section (-)

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