Modern applications of ureteroscopy for intrarenal stone disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ureteroscopy continues to improve as a method for management of intrarenal stone disease. The development of new technologies and enhanced application of existing therapies is expanding the indications of ureteroscopy for the management of renal calculi. RECENT FINDINGS: Improvements in image quality have been achieved with the adoption of digital ureteroscopes. Modifications of standard ureteroscopic techniques and improvements in surgical skill training are also being made. Ureteroscopy is demonstrated to be well tolerated and efficacious for the management of intrarenal calculi in multiple-patient populations and is also cost-efficient. SUMMARY: The indications for ureteroscopic management of renal calculi are expanding, and this technique is quickly being adopted as a routine option for the management of intrarenal stone disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, AJ; Preminger, GM

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 144

PubMed ID

  • 21200323

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-6586

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MOU.0b013e32834351b9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States