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Ureterorenoscopic endopyelotomy. Preliminary report.
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PMID:  3407034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In conclusion, the concept of endopyelotomy remains extremely attractive, and the early results appear promising. However, the methodology appears to be far in advance of the actual science. Objective studies with furosemide washout renography or Whitaker tests prior to endopyelotomy and at 1 year following endopyelotomy are lacking. Currently, because of its less-invasive nature, lack of external catheters, and rapid convalescence, we are continuing to use a ureteroscopic approach to endopyelotomy. However, although this method overall represents a less-invasive approach, the reader is cautioned to keep in mind that our patient series is too small and the follow-up is too brief for any conclusions to yet be drawn in favor of this method.
R V Clayman; D D Picus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Urologic clinics of North America     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0094-0143     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1988 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-22     Completed Date:  1988-09-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423221     Medline TA:  Urol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling
Electrosurgery / methods*
Endoscopy / methods*
Kidney Pelvis / surgery*
Middle Aged
Nephrostomy, Percutaneous / methods
Ureteral Obstruction / surgery*
Urinary Catheterization

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