nephroscope


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nephroscope

 [nef´ro-skōp]
an instrument inserted into an incision in the renal pelvis for viewing the inside of the kidney, equipped with three channels for telescope, fiberoptic light input, and irrigation.

neph·ro·scope

(nef'rō-skōp),
An endoscope passed into the renal pelvis to view it. Route of access may be percutaneous, through a surgically exposed kidney, or retrograde through the ureter.

nephroscope

/neph·ro·scope/ (nef´rah-skōp) an instrument inserted into an incision in the renal pelvis for viewing the inside of the kidney.

nephroscope

[nef′rəskōp′]
Etymology: Gk, nephros + skopein, to look
a fiberoptic instrument used specifically for visualization of the kidney and the disintegration and removal of renal calculi. The nephroscope is inserted percutaneously.
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Nephroscope

neph·ro·scope

(nef'rō-skōp)
An endoscope passed into the renal pelvis to view it. Route of access may be percutaneous (through a surgically exposed kidney) or retrograde through the ureter.

Nephroscope

An instrument made of a light source in a tube. The tube is inserted into the kidney through an incision in the back and used to locate kidney stones. The stones are broken up with high frequency sound waves and removed by suction through the scope.
Mentioned in: Cystinuria

nephroscope

an instrument inserted into an incision in the renal pelvis for viewing the inside of the kidney; it is equipped with three channels, for telescope, fiberoptic light input and irrigation.
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The residual fragments (RFs), which the nephroscope could not find out, were searched by flexible ureteroscope.
Subsequently, F20 nephroscope and the cybersonics double- catheter system were used to fragment the renal stone.
Injury to collecting system from guide wire, Amplatz sheath or nephroscope can result in leakage of irrigation fluid per operative or extravasation post operatively with persistent drainage once the nephrostomy tube is removed.
We believe that rigid nephroscopy is not a reliable tool for intraoperative stone searching, but we did not have flexible nephroscope at our center.
Smaller stones usually less than 1 cm can often be removed through the nephroscope and using a basket.
Percutaneous access was gained with a 17F nephroscope after serial dilatation with semi-rigid fascial dilators.
The final 30F working sheath was then inserted over the final dilator in preparation for the nephroscope.
One method is minimally invasive retroperitoneal necrosectomy using a nephroscope (139,140).
Supine positioning provided optimal access to the lower calix, so "the large stone burden could be removed with the rigid nephroscope.
A small incision is made in the lower back and a nephroscope is tunneled directly into the kidney.
Flexible CystoNephroscope from Karl Storz can function as either a flexible cytoscope or nephroscope in the OR or as a flexible cytoscope in the physician's office.
Using an instrument called a nephroscope, the stone is located and removed.