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Flexible, actively deflectable fiberoptic ureteronephroscopy.
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PMID:  2795749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We performed 76 flexible, actively deflectable ureteronephroscopic procedures in 68 patients. Of the patients 61 were examined transurethrally, 3 via an ileal loop, 2 percutaneously and 2 via ureterostomy. Indications for flexible, actively deflectable ureteronephroscopy included urolithiasis in 28 patients, upper tract filling defect in 25, lateralizing hematuria in 8, retrograde endopyelotomy in 2, post-endopyelotomy evaluation in 6, surveillance for transitional cell carcinoma in 4 and other reasons in 3. The area of interest was accessed successfully in 96% of the patients. In 57 instances an attempt was made to inspect all calices and was successful in two-thirds of the patients. However, greater than 75% of the collecting system was accessed in all but 2 of these 57 patients. Over-all, diagnostic and/or therapeutic maneuvers were successful in 84% of the patients. Flexible, actively deflectable ureteronephroscopy provides the urologist with a minimally invasive means to evaluate and treat pathological conditions of the upper urinary tract.
L Kavoussi; R V Clayman; J Basler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-31     Completed Date:  1989-10-31     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  949-54     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Urologic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Endoscopy / adverse effects
Equipment Design
Fiber Optic Technology*
Middle Aged
Nephrons / pathology*
Ureter / pathology*
Urinary Tract / pathology

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