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Lithotripsy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lithotripsy
Tree Number(s)
E02.600
E04.943.500
Unique ID
D008096
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008096
Annotation
litholysis (dissolving calculi by acid) is disease /‌ther, not LITHOTRIPSY
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
ESWL (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy)
Electrohydraulic Shockwave Lithotripsy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
Litholapaxy
Noninvasive Litholapaxy
Percutaneous Ultrasonic Lithotripsy
Ultrasonic Lithotripsy
Previous Indexing
Electrotherapy (1966-1985)
Physical Therapy (1966-1985)
Ultrasonic Therapy (1966-1985)
See Also
High-Energy Shock Waves
Public MeSH Note
86
History Note
86
Date Established
1986/01/01
Date of Entry
1985/06/07
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Lithotripsy Preferred
Percutaneous Ultrasonic Lithotripsy Narrower
Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Related
Noninvasive Litholapaxy Narrower
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