Tips and Tricks of Rigid Ureteroscopy

© Springer-Verlag London 2017
Abhay Rané, Burak Turna, Riccardo Autorino and Jens J. Rassweiler (eds.)Practical Tips in Urology10.1007/978-1-4471-4348-2_39

39. Tips and Tricks of Rigid Ureteroscopy

Athanasios Papatsoris 

University Department of Urology, Sismanoglio General Hospital, Athens, Greece



Athanasios Papatsoris


Herein the most useful tips and tricks to perform a rigid ureteroscopy and lithotripsy for the treatment of ureteral stones are provided. Following established principles and standardized steps, this procedure can be safely performed with a successful outcome.

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The first ureteroscopy (URS) was performed by happenstance as Hugh Hampton Young introduced a 12 Fr cystoscope into the dilated ureter of a child with posterior urethral valve in 1912. Since then, rigid URS has become a routine diagnostic and therapeutic procedure, especially for the middle and lower ureter [16].


Nov 21, 2017 | Posted by in UROLOGY | Comments Off on Tips and Tricks of Rigid Ureteroscopy

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