Endoscopic ureteropyelostomy: opening the obliterated ureteropelvic junction with nephroscopy and flexible ureteropyeloscopy.

Abstract

Endoscopic re-establishment of a totally obstructed ureteropelvic junction was accomplished in 2 patients. The combined use of rigid percutaneous nephroscopy and flexible ureteropyeloscopy provided full visualization of the obliterated segment, and allowed accurate electroincision into the ureter and placement of a wire and catheter into the lumen. This technique demonstrates the potential therapeutic applications of flexible ureteropyeloscopy and should be considered for the initial treatment of the obliterated ureteropelvic junction.

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@article{Bagley1985EndoscopicUO, title={Endoscopic ureteropyelostomy: opening the obliterated ureteropelvic junction with nephroscopy and flexible ureteropyeloscopy.}, author={Demetrius H. Bagley and Jeffry L. Huffman and Edward S. Lyon and Tanner C McNamara}, journal={The Journal of urology}, year={1985}, volume={133 3}, pages={462-4} }