During the last decades, the surgical management of kidney stones benefited of many technological advances and one of them is the development of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS). This tool, ancillary equipment such as graspers and baskets, and lithotripsy technique with Holmium:YAG laser underwent many improvements leading to a widening of its indications with diagnostic and therapeutic management of upper urinary tract pathologies such as urolithiasis and urothelial tumors. The objective of this review is to describe the surgical technique for fURS as well as tips and tricks for the treatment of renal stones.
Urolithiasis. 2017 Dec 08 [Epub ahead of print]
Steeve Doizi, Olivier Traxer
Department of Urology, Tenon Hospital, Assistance-Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 4 rue de la Chine, 75020, Paris, France., Department of Urology, Tenon Hospital, Assistance-Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 4 rue de la Chine, 75020, Paris, France. .