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Lithotripsy

"Lithotripsy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The destruction of a calculus of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or gallbladder by physical forces, including crushing with a lithotriptor through a catheter. Focused percutaneous ultrasound and focused hydraulic shock waves may be used without surgery. Lithotripsy does not include the dissolving of stones by acids or litholysis. Lithotripsy by laser is LITHOTRIPSY, LASER.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lithotripsy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lithotripsy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 118 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 1990
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