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.
Somani BK, Aboumarzouk O, Srivastava A, Traxer O. Are you the author?
Consultant Urological Surgeon and Stone lead, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom.
Reference: Urol Ann. 2013 Jan;5(1):1-6.