Electrohydraulic Versus Laser Lithotripsy

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio


This study compares the efficacy and ease of use of two methods to break up biliary stones. Electrohydraulic lithotripsy uses an electric spark, and the laser system uses light to create shock waves that break up the stones.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Gall Stones


Electrohydraulic lithotripsy, Laser Lithotripsy


Cleveland Clinic
United States




The Cleveland Clinic

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The destruction of a calculus of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or gallbladder by physical forces, including crushing with a lithotriptor through a catheter. Focused percutaneous ultrasound and focused hydraulic shock waves may be used without surgery. Lithotripsy does not include the dissolving of stones by acids or litholysis. Lithotripsy by laser is LITHOTRIPSY, LASER.

Fragmentation of CALCULI, notably urinary or biliary, by LASER.

A technique utilizing a laser coupled to a catheter which is used in the dilatation of occluded blood vessels. This includes laser thermal angioplasty where the laser energy heats up a metal tip, and direct laser angioplasty where the laser energy directly ablates the occlusion. One form of the latter approach uses an EXCIMER LASER which creates microscopically precise cuts without thermal injury. When laser angioplasty is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty it is called laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED).

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