Laser lithotripsy is safe and effective treatment for ureteral calculi

  • Rajiv Shah Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Sudeep Raj KC Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Bhusan Raj Timilsina Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
Keywords: Laser, Lithotripsy, Stone

Abstract

This is hospital based prospective study done in the urology unit of Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur. All patients who were subjected for ureteroscopy and lithotripsy were included in the study between January 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018. Hundred patients with 116 stones were treated with the Holmium laser Versa Pulse P20 Laser Lithotripter. Overall stone clearance rate was 97%. The more the stone burden less was the stone clear­ance rate. The major complications were perforation and postoperative fever which occurred in 11% of each case. This procedure is a safe and effective treatment for ureteric calculi and is associated with a low complica­tion rate and a high clearance rate. Laser lithotripsy is the optimum ureteroscopic method of treating ureteric.

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Author Biographies

Rajiv Shah, Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

Urology Unit, Department of Surgery

Sudeep Raj KC, Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

Urology Unit, Department of Surgery

Bhusan Raj Timilsina, Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

Urology Unit, Department of Surgery

Published
2018-09-30
How to Cite
Shah, R., KC, S., & Timilsina, B. (2018). Laser lithotripsy is safe and effective treatment for ureteral calculi. Journal of Chitwan Medical College, 8(3), 11-14. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmc.v8i3.23744
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Original Research Articles