"VirtualBasket" ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy: intraoperative and early postoperative outcomes

Bozzini G., Maltagliati M., Berti L., Besana U., Calori A., Pastore A. L., ...More

MINERVA UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.74, no.3, pp.344-350, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s2724-6051.21.04025-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.344-350
  • Keywords: Lasers, solid-state, Lithotripsy, laser, Urolithiasis, STONE RETROPULSION, YAG
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: The "VirtualBasket" technology (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN, USA) is the result of pulse modulation during holmium laser emission: the laser emits part of the energy to create an initial bubble, and a second pulse is emitted when the vapor bubble is at its maximum expansion, so that it can pass through the previously created vapor channel. The aim of this study was to outline the outcomes of the "VirtualBasket" technology in ureteral and renal stones.