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In vitro assessment of lithoclast ultra intracorporeal lithotripter.

Authors
  • Kuo, Ramsay L
  • Paterson, Ryan F
  • Siqueira, Tibério M Jr
  • Evan, Andrew P
  • McAteer, James A
  • Williams, James C Jr
  • Lingeman, James E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of endourology / Endourological Society
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2004
Volume
18
Issue
2
Pages
153–156
Identifiers
PMID: 15072622
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Lithoclast Ultra exhibited excellent stone penetration efficiency when evaluated with a hands-free in vitro test system. Increases in either pneumatic frequency or ultrasonic power significantly improve penetration times, with the pneumatic modality contributing the majority of the effect.

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