Lithotripters, Intracorporeal, Electrohydraulic
Definition : Intracorporeal lithotripters that use plasma-induced shock waves to fracture stones. A generator-powered probe fires energy pulses at the stone, while the probe is irrigated with a saline solution. The collapse of the resulting plasma bubble causes a hydraulic shock that fragments the stone into several pieces that can then be removed using a grasper or stone basket.
Entry Terms : "Lithotripters, Electrohydraulic" , "Electrohydraulic Lithotripters"
UMDC code : 16229