Lithotripters, Intracorporeal, Impact, Electromechanical
Definition : Intracorporeal lithotripters that use a probe containing an oscillating metal end cap driven by an electrohydraulic electrode to fragment stones. The probe is composed of an electrohydraulic electrode that is irrigated with saline, confined within a spring with a metal end cap and covered with a metal sheath. The probe is powered by an electrohydraulic generator. When the probe is discharged, the metal end cap rapidly and repeatedly extends beyond the metal sheath and strikes the stone, causing it to fragment.
Entry Terms : "Lithotripters, Electromechanical" , "Lithotripters, Electrohydraulic" , "Electromechanical Lithotripters" , "Electrohydraulic Lithotripters"
UMDC code : 18419