Anesthesia for Urologic Surgery - Lithotripsy

Anesthesia for Urologic Surgery - Lithotripsy is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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Lithotripsy

The treatment of kidney stones ranges from open surgical procedures, to less invasive approaches including cystoscopy and ureteroscopy with mechanical stone extraction and/or laser lithotripsy being two of the most common techniques.

  1. Anesthetic options include regional, MAC, and GA (LMA vs. ETT) and depend on both patient and surgical factors.

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