Baseline characteristics of patients Patient Age (yr) Gender Past medical # history 1 88 M CRF, CHF, DLPD, urolithiasis 2 64 F COPD, HTN, TB, Pott's, scoliosis, glucose intolerance, cerebral TB + seizures, laser endoureterotomy
3 96 F Dementia 4 92 M BPH; CRF; HTN; CABGx3; CHF; uric acid urolithiasis 5 63 F Ovarian cancer; asthma 6 42 M Paraplegic; depression; GERD; neurogenic bladder; DVT on anticoagulation 7 57 F Cervical cancer; solitary kidney Mean for Patient Indications for CNT Mean interval # for SNT changes (days) 1 Right obstructive mid-ureteral N/A stone (1.
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ureteral stent 26 cm.
With the technological advances in endourology, endoscopic treatments, including balloon dilation, cold knife incision, and laser endoureterotomy are also being used.
Of the eight patients treated with laser endoureterotomy, two required multiple endoscopic procedures, one had a subsequent nephrectomy, one had a subsequent ureteroureterostomy, and one had subsequent ureteral re-implant.
Also, endoureterotomy has been shown to be less successful in this cohort of patients and consideration for more definitive open surgical reconstruction is suggested from the onset of presentation.
With advancements in endourologic instrumentation, Ho:YAG laser endoureterotomy is a popular choice.
All eight patients undergoing endoureterotomy in our case series were treated with Ho:YAG laser.
Unfortunately, she had ongoing severe flank pain and, despite periodic imaging and bloodwork showing stable hydronephrosis and renal function, her kidney atrophied one year post-laser endoureterotomy and she subsequently received laparoscopic nephrectomy.
Corcoran and colleagues have demonstrated the success of endoscopic treatment via balloon dilatation and/or laser endoureterotomy in their series of 75 patients.
Laser endoureterotomy and endopyelotomy: An update.
for congenital primary obstructive megaureter: preliminary report.