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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Flexible ureterorenoscopy: Tips and tricks


1 Consultant Urological Surgeon and Stone lead, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
2 Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, AB25 2ZN, Scotland, United Kingdom
3 Consultant Urological and Transplant Surgeon, SGPGI, Lucknow, India
4 Consultant Endourologist, Department of Urology, Tenon University Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, 4 rue de la chine, Paris, France

Correspondence Address:
Bhaskar Kumar Somani
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.106869

PMID: 23662000

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With advancement in technology, improvement in endoscope and ancillary equipment, more complex procedures can be performed using flexible ureterorenoscopy. In this review article we provide a summary of flexible ureterorenoscopic procedures with "tips and tricks'' for success for each type of procedure. It looks at the disposables used with flexible ureterorenoscopic procedures, set up and patient positioning for gaining access, insertion and handling of scope and the use of urethral access sheath. We also provide techniques for various flexible ureterorenoscopic procedures including management of renal stones, calyceal diverticula and upper tract urothelial tumours.


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