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Online ISSN 1827-1758
Douglas RIDYARD 1, Lawrence DAGROSA 2, Vernon M. PAIS Jr. 2
1 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; 2 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
Ureteroscopy revolutionized the surgical approach to the upper urinary tract, and is well recognized as a cornerstone of modern urology. Although now commonplace, ureteroscopic equipment and techniques were truly revolutionary. A review of the innovations and innovators that developed ureteroscopic surgery sets the stage for a more thorough understanding of what can be done ureteroscopically, and may additionally better inform what limitations remain. Given that future advancements in urologic therapy will be dependent upon a similar pursuit of paradigm shifting improvements in disease management, an overview of the development of modern ureteroscopy may inspire such change.