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Ureteroscopy

Ureteroscopy is an endoscopic non invasive procedure done to deal with ureteric pathology.

The procedure

  • The procedure is typically performed with the patient under general anaesthesia (asleep).
  • During this procedure, a ureteroscope is inserted through the urethra and bladder into the ureter (a tube that carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder) or kidney.
  • X-ray images with a contrast agent (dye) in the ureters may be used to allow the urologist to see where the stone is located and to rule out other abnormalities.
  • The ureteroscope is long and thin with a tiny fibre optic camera at the end that is used to see beyond the bladder into the ureters.
  • Once the stone is located, it is pulled out directly with a “stone basket” or a laser is used to break the stone into smaller pieces before they are extracted using the basket.

 

USES:-

  1. Stone removal
  2. Mass fulgaration
  3. Stricture dilatation
  4. Biopsy of mass
  5. Dj stenting
  6. Removal of residual fragments

Advantage:-

  1. Non invasive
  2. No blood loss
  3. Faster recovery
  4. Less painfull

Disadvantage:-

  1. Contraindicated in infection
  2. Difficult to deal with larger stone