Update on flexible ureteroscopy

Maurizio Buscarini, Michael Conlin

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Abstract

Objective: An update on ureteroscopy with focus on current technology and newer instrumentation is presented. Methods: A literature search through Medline-indexed journals as well as personal comments are included in this review. Topics such as new semirigid and flexible ureteroscopes, lasers, ureteral access sheats, wires and stone extraction devices are outlined. Results: Thanks to the continuous advances of technology and miniaturization of instruments, ureteroscopy is an ever-expanding field. A clear outline of the available instruments and techniques with reference to published results catches the status of this dynamic field. Conclusions: Urologists are faced with a host of new products related to ureteroscopy every year. This review serves to identify the most useful and proven advances in the field and helps in selecting the equipment needed for a successful minimally invasive approach to upper urinary tract pathologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endourology
  • Laser
  • Ureteral stent
  • Ureteral stone
  • Ureteroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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