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The role of ultraviolet light in the induction of cellular DNA damage by a spark-gap lithotripter in vitro.

Authors
  • Miller, D L
  • Thomas, R M
  • Thrall, B D
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1996
Volume
156
Issue
1
Pages
286–290
Identifiers
PMID: 8648825
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Thus, the observed DNA damage appears to result from exposure of cells to the ultraviolet light emissions of the spark-gap discharge, rather than to the shockwaves or shockwave induced cavitation, which causes the cell lysis. Exposure of the skin to this ultraviolet light during lithotripsy might have some clinical implications for prolonged or repeated treatment.

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