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Minerva Medica 2013 February;104(1):55-60

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Update on intracorporeal laser lithotripsy

Papatsoris A. 1, Chrisofos M. 1, Skolarikos A. 1, Varkarakis I. 1, Mitsogiannis I. 1, Mygdalis V. 1, Dellis A. 1, Buchholz N. 2, Masood J. 2

1 University Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece; 2 Endourology & Stone Services, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London, Great Britain


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Nowadays, rigid and flexible ureteroscopy is a precise, minimal invasive surgery that can assess the entire collecting system in order to treat a stone with intracorporeal lithotripsy. The implication of laser technology has revolutionized the intracorporeal lithotripsy. Currently, laser lithotripsy is advancing in two different directions: improvements of the existing Ho:YAG laser platform and the development of novel laser systems. Herein, we review the current literature upon intracorporeal lithotripsy.

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