Current status of flexible ureteroscopy in urology

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Abstract

Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is being performed for the surgical management of upper urinary tract pathology. With the development of surgical instruments with improved deflection mechanisms, visuality, and durability, the role of RIRS has expanded to the treatment of urinary calculi located in the upper urinary tract, which compensates for the shortcomings of shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. RIRS can be considered a conservative treatment of upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) or for postoperative surveillance after radical treatment of UTUC under an intensive surveillance program. RIRS has a steep learning curve and various surgical techniques can be used. The choice of instruments during RIRS should be based on increased surgical efficiency, decreased complications, and improved cost-benefit ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)680-688
Number of pages9
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Volume56
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2015

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Ureteroscopy
Urology
Urologic Neoplasms
Urinary Tract
Percutaneous Nephrostomy
Urinary Calculi
Learning Curve
Lithotripsy
Surgical Instruments
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Pathology
Efficiency
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Laser lithotripsy
  • Surgical equipment
  • Transitional cell carcinoma
  • Urolithiasis

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In: Korean Journal of Urology, Vol. 56, No. 10, 01.10.2015, p. 680-688.

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