ureteroscopy


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ureteroscopy

 [u-re″ter-os´kah-pe]
examination of the ureter by means of a fiberoptic endoscope.

ureteroscopy

/ure·ter·os·copy/ (u-re″ter-os´kah-pe) examination of the ureter by means of a fiberoptic endoscope (ureteroscope).
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Use of renal resistive index and semi-rigid ureteroscopy for managing symptomatic persistent hydronephrosis during pregnancy.
not encrusted; (+): light encrustation; (++): moderate encrustation; (+++): severe encrustation, CT: computerised tomography; EnCL: endoscopic cystolithotripsy; FUS: forgotten ureteral stent; PcCL: percutaneous cystolithotripsy; PcNL: percutaneous nephrolithotomy; RIRS: retrograde intrarenal surgery; SCSR: simple cystoscopic stent retrieval; ESWL: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy; URS: ureteroscopy TABLE 2.
Modern techniques of calculi removal are Ureteroscopy (URSL), Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL).
Ureteroscopy is a common outpatient surgical procedure.
1,2) Calculi can be managed either conservatively through a trial of stone passage, or by active urological intervention, such as with Shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), ureteroscopy (URS), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), or decompression by means of ureteric stenting or nephrostomy tube placement.
Her surgeon proceeded with ureteroscopy, which was successful in making her stone-free.
Irrigation during ureteroscopy was provided with an irrigation pressure pump.
13,14 It is obvious that in this pathology the general practitioner has a key role, underlined by the duties that include diagnosing the urolithiasis; sending the patient to the urologist as soon as possible in order to have immediate and specific treatment administered; following up the patients and offering them support for further treatment procedures like extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), ureteroscopy, JJ reinsertion, conservative treatment; and following up on the compliance of patients regarding dietary regime, and identifying recurrences knowing that these can be frequently asymptomatic.
LithoVue eliminates reusable ureteroscope limitations, like patient infection risk while being cost-effective and driving greater global utilization of ureteroscopy.
The surgical team should work with their facility to assure safe removal and containment of the fluids that are used as irrigation or fluid distention media in MIS procedures such as arthroscopy, hysteroscopy and ureteroscopy," Burlingame said.