Strike Rate: Analysis of Laser Fiber to Stone Distance During Different Modes of Laser Lithotripsy.J Endourol. 2020 Jul 31 [Online ahead of print]JE
Introduction: Different techniques of laser lithotripsy (fragmentation, dusting, and popcorning) are commonly used during ureteroscopy. The efficiency of a single laser pulse is dependent on minimizing laser fiber-stone distance, yet it has not been reported how often the laser fiber is in contact with the stone during laser lithotripsy. In this study, we sought to measure laser fiber to stone distance using light reflectance for each technique of laser lithotripsy.