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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 532-537

Flexible ureteroscopy update: indications, instrumentation and technical advances


St Vincent's Medical Center Campus, New York Medical College, New York, USA

Correspondence Address:
Michael Grasso
Department of Urology, St Vincent's Medical Center Campus, New York Medical College, New York
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.44263

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Retrograde ureteroscopy has recently gained a broadened indication for use from diagnostic to a variety of complex minimally invasive therapies. This review aims to look at the recent advances in the instrumentation and accessories, the widened indications of its use, surgical techniques and complications. With minimization of ureteroscopic instruments manufacturers are challenged to develop new, smaller and sturdier instruments that all will also survive the rigors of surgical therapy.


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