RIRS :Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery
With help of cystoscpy, Guide wire passed in to ureter , followed by ureteral dilatation done with balloon dilater. Flexible Teflon access sheath passed into ipsilateral ureter on guide wire with help of C-Arm Machine.
Through which flexible ureteroscpe is passed up to pelvi-calicealsystem
Ans diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedure.
2) Stone disease
3) Obstruction:- Caliceal stenosis, PUJ or VUJ narrowing
2) Malignant mass fulguration
3) Residual fragments removal
4) Stricture dilatation
- Non invasive procedure
- Faster recovery
- No blood loss
- Less painful
- Contraindicated in infection
RIRS is performed by a specialist, an uro-surgeon with special expertise in RIRS. The procedure is usually done under general or spinal anaesthesia.
The advantages of RIRS over open surgery include a quicker solution of the problem, the elimination of prolonged pain after surgery, and much faster recovery. No Blood loss.