The objective: to evaluate the experience of using a portable, pneumatic, contact lithotripter LMA Stonebreaker (Switzerland) for lithotripsy.
Materials and methods. Lithotripsy was performed in 85 patients. Among them: ureteral stones (all localizations) - in 55 patients, bladder stones (of various sizes) - in 9 patients, kidney stones and LMS - in 21 patients.
Results. The effectiveness of lithotripsy and safety were assessed by the size of the stones, the number of strokes for initial and complete fragmentation, the time of lithotripsy, the amount of gas consumed, ease of operation, degree of trauma to the urinary tract. In all 85 patients (100%), stones, regardless of their mineral composition and location, were successfully fragmented and removed. The number of strokes for disintegration of a stone depends on its size. Fragments of stones were removed with forceps, aspiration. Damage to the walls of the urinary tract, gross hematuria is not observed.Conclusion. Contact pneumatic lithotripsy of urinary tract stones using the LMA Stonebreaker (Switzerland) lithotripter is an effective, convenient and safe method of treating patients with urolithiasis.
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