LITHOTRIPSY Lithotripsy is the use of high energy shock wave to fragment and disintegrate kidney stones. Since its introduction in 1980, it has become a preferred tool in the urologist’s armamentarium for the treatment of renal stones, proximal and mid-ureteral stone. Compared with open surgery and endoscopic procedures, extra-corporal shockwavelithotripsy (ESWL) is minimally invasive, exposes…

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