Comparison of the efficiency, safety and pain scores of holmium laser devices working with 20 watt and 30 watt using in retrograde intrarenal surgery: One center prospective study

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SARI S., Cakici M. C., Kartal I. G., SELMİ V., Ozdemir H., Ozok H. U., ...More

ARCHIVIO ITALIANO DI UROLOGIA E ANDROLOGIA, vol.92, no.2, pp.149-152, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4081/aiua.2020.2.149
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-152
  • Keywords: Comparison, Efficiency, Kidney stone, Pain, Safety, Watt, YAG LASER, LITHOTRIPSY, RETROPULSION, DEPENDENCE
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Holmium:Yttrium Aluminum Garnet laser lithotripsy is used in Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery. Fragmentation is made with a certain value of pulse energy (Joule) and frequency (Hertz) in Holmium laser lithotripsy and the multiplication of these values gives us total power (Watt). Devices with maximum power of 20 Watt and 30 Watt are used in clinical practice. We want to compare the efficiency, safety and pain scores of the lithotripsy made below 20 Watt and over 30 Watt with 30 Watt laser device.