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REVIEWS  ENDOUROLOGIC DISEASE GROUP FOR EXCELLENCE (EDGE) RESEARCH CONSORTIUM: A PRIMER ON ADVANCED URETEROSCOPY FOR STONE DISEASE 

Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2016 December;68(6):527-46

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language: English

Ureteroscopy: accessory devices

Courtney YONG, Bodo E. KNUDSEN

Department of Urology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA


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The incidence of stone disease continues to rise. Surgical management options including shockwave laser lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and ureteroscopy with stone extraction and/or lithotripsy. The technology associated with the ureteroscopic treatment of stones has advanced significantly over the past decade and this review focuses on many of the accessory devices that can be employed to aid in the procedure.

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