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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