ultrasonic lithotripsy

ultrasonic lithotripsy
lithotripsy in which a rigid probe is inserted to the site and high frequency sound waves disintegrate the calculus; it may be either through the skin (percutaneous ultrasonic lithotripsy) or through an endoscope.

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