Indian Journal of Urology
SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 244--248

Controversies in ureteroscopy: Wire, basket, and sheath


Emad R Rizkala, Manoj Monga 
 Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

Correspondence Address:
Manoj Monga
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Q10-1, Cleveland, OH 44195
USA

In the last one to two decades, flexible ureteroscopy has rapidly expanded its role in the treatment of urologic stone disease. With the frequent and expanded use of flexible ureteroscopy, other ancillary instruments were developed in order to ease and facilitate this technique, such as ureteral access sheaths (UAS) and a variety of wires and baskets. These developments, along with improved surgeon ureteroscopic competence, have often brought into question the need to implement the «DQ»traditional technique«DQ» of flexible ureteroscopy. In this review, we discuss a brief history of flexible ureteroscopy, its expanded indications, and the controversy surrounding the use of UAS, wires, and baskets.


How to cite this article:
Rizkala ER, Monga M. Controversies in ureteroscopy: Wire, basket, and sheath.Indian J Urol 2013;29:244-248


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Rizkala ER, Monga M. Controversies in ureteroscopy: Wire, basket, and sheath. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Feb 19 ];29:244-248
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