ureterorenoscopy


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ureterorenoscopy

 [u-re″ter-o-re-nos´kah-pe]
visual inspection of the interior of the ureter and kidney by means of a fiberoptic endoscope for such purposes as biopsy, removal or crushing of stones, or other procedures.
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Current evidence suggests that retrograde ureterorenoscopy can be used for diagnostic purposes and for clearance of smaller volumes of stone; however PCNL is the most favoured technique for patients with large stone burden.
Shah, "Flexible ureterorenoscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy for the management of renal stone burdens that measure 2 to 3 cm: a multi-institutional experience," Journal of Endourology, vol.
Flexible ureterorenoscopy for lower pole stones: Influence of the collecting system's anatomy.
Endoscopic manipulation of ureteral calculi in children by rigid operative ureterorenoscopy. J Urol 1990;144:484-93.
Turna B, Stein RJ, Smaldone MC et al 2008 Safety and efficacy of flexible ureterorenoscopy and holmium: YAG lithotripsy for intrarenal stones in anticoagulated cases The Journal of Urology 179 1415-1419
Diagnostic cystoscopy and right diagnostic ureterorenoscopy were carried out.
Objective: To estimate the occurrence of "difficult ureter" where stenting was performed as a preliminary step for passive ureteric dilatation before second ureterorenoscopy and to create awareness of the incidence of this abnormality in our setting.
Validation of computer-based training in ureterorenoscopy. BJU Int 2005;95:1276-9.