Comparison of a Single Use Digital Ureteroscope to a Fiberoptic Ureteroscope During Retrograde Renolithotripsy

Lazaros Tzelves, Grigorios Raptidis, Marinos Mperdembes, Titos Markopoulos, Grigorios Dellis, Ioannis Siafakas2, Andreas Skolarikos

Abstract


Introduction: Ureterorenoscopy is a common procedure for treatment
of stone disease. LithoVue is a relatively new entry in urologist
armamentarium and offers digital image as well as single
use nature when compared with traditional fiber-optic, reusable
ureteroscopes. We aim to compare periprocedural outcomes for
stone disease when using these two types of ureteroscopes.
Patients and Methods: Baseline demographic data, perioperative(
procedural time, surgical equipment, complication and
stone-free rates) and postoperative(complication rate, length
of stay) variables were recorded for two groups of patients: one
managed with LithoVue and another with fiber-optic flexible
ureteroscope. Chi-square and Fisher's exact test was used to
compare qualitative data and unpaired t-test for continuous
data, with a statistical significance set at a=0.05.
Results: LithoVue was utilized in 40 and fiber-optic ureteroscope
in 37 patients. The two groups were balanced regarding
their baseline characteristics. Mean operative time for LithoVue
cases was 49.36 ± 14.48 minutes and 62.46 ± 16.60 minutes
for fiber-optic ureteroscope (p<0.001), while intraoperative
stone-free rate for LithoVue was 70% and 43% for fiber-optic
ureteroscope(p<0.005). This difference was also detected 24
hours postoperatively.
Conclusions: Our study indicates that LithoVue can be used
safely as an alternative for flexible fiber-optic ureteroscopes
when managing patients with stone disease. These results
should be confirmed with randomized trials.

Keywords


LithoVue;fiber-optic ureteroscopy;stone disease;nephrolithiasis;ureterorenoscopy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19264/hj.v30i4.250