Contemporary retrograde intrarenal surgery: Scopes and Lasers

Panagiotis Mourmouris

Abstract


Flexible instrumentation is the mainstay of minimal invasive
stone surgery and this led to the invention of smaller and safer
instruments which performed remarkable good to a variety of
procedures. Further developments like digital technology and
single use ureteroscopes which along with similar technological
advances in lasers transformed flexible surgery in a tool of paramount
importance in the intrarenal surgery of various clinical
entities. We review the literature concerning the advances in the
field of scopes and lasers for retrograde intrarenal surgery in an
effort to find the optimal combination, if any, that potentially
produces the best surgical outcomes.

Keywords


Flexible;ureteroscope;intrarenal surgery;lasers

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19264/hj.v31i1.258