Emerging Technologies in Lithotripsy

Tim Large, Amy E. Krambeck*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This comprehensive review updates the advances in extracorporeal lithotripsy, including improvements in external shockwave lithotripsy and innovations in ultrasound based lithotripsy, such as burst wave lithotripsy, ultrasonic propulsion, and histotripsy. Advances in endoscopic technology and training have changed the surgical approach to nephrolithiasis; however, improvements and innovations in extracorporeal lithotripsy maintain its status as an excellent option in appropriately selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-223
Number of pages9
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2019


  • Burst wave lithotripsy
  • Fragmentation
  • Histotripsy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Urinary calculi
  • Urolithiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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