(LU) is a feasible alternative to open surgery in the treatment of large, impacted, and/or multiple ureteral stones that cannot be treated by shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopy.
The remaining operations involved were cholecystectomy, ureterolithotomy
, appendicectomy, caesarean section and abdominal hysterectomy.
Materials and Methods: Since the inception of urologic laparoscopy in the mid-1990s, 25 ureterolithotomy
, four pyelolithotomy, seven pyeloplasty with renal pelvic stone removal, and two laparoscopic nephrolithotomies for calyceal diverticular stones have been performed at our institution.
KEY WORDS: Flexible ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy
, Proximal ureteral stone, Obstructive pyelonephritis, Transperitoneal.
When percutaneous procedures fail, ureterolithotomy
is the last option in these patients (Level of Evidence 4, Grade C).
He had a history of right ureterolithotomy
and diabetes, although no history of tuberous sclerosis, lymphangiomyomatosis, renal cancer or renal cyst was present.
In the present study, out of 25 cases only 5 cases of ureteric stone was treated by ureterolithotomy
, whereas remaining 20 cases were treated by expected line of treatment.
Patients with previous URS, percutaneous antegrade URS, laparoscopy, or open surgical ureterolithotomy
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), stone fragmentation through antegrade or retrograde Ureteroscopy (URS) and Laparoscopic and open Ureterolithotomy
for the treatment of ureteral calculi.
Ozturk and colleagues compared SWL, retrograde intrarenal surgery and laparoscopic ureterolithotomy
to treat 1- to 2-cm upper ureteral stones; they concluded that laparoscopic ureterolithotomy
is superior to other modalities.
Methods: 135 patients with impacted upper ureteral calculi were selected and randomly divided into three groups (Group A-C) (n=45) which were treated with transurethral ureteroscopic lithotripsy minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy