U.R.S

U.R.S

U.R.S

U.R.S

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

The procedure

  1. The procedure is typically performed with the patient under general anaesthesia (asleep).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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