The process of surgically removing stones formed within the body can be termed as Stone Removal. The most common site of formation of stones within the body is the kidneys. However, Stones can form in various other locations as well. The cause for the formation of stones is an imbalance of the dissolved salts or obstructions within the system. These stones often get lodged within the ducts and cause organ damage or chronic pain. There are various methods used for the removal of stones within the body like laparoscopic stone removal, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy [ESWL], laser lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and open surgery.
What are the types of stones formed in the body?
Depending on the organ systems involved, location in the body, stones can form in:
Urinary System: Kidney stones, urethral stones, and prostate stones