Endoscopy through the ages

@article{Shah2002EndoscopyTT,
  title={Endoscopy through the ages},
  author={J. Shah},
  journal={BJU International},
  year={2002},
  volume={89}
}
  • J. Shah
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • BJU International
Despite a variety of endoscopes forming an essential part of the urologist’s armamentarium, the origins of these instruments are often forgotten. The desire to peer into the cavities of the human body is not new; it was first attempted several centuries ago, and was further advanced by urologists. During the 1960s and 1970s, gynaecologists took the lead in endoscopic surgery while the remainder of the surgical community ignored the potential of this new technique [1]. Currently the technique is… Expand
Where next for the endoscope?
TLDR
Virtual endoscope, capsule endoscopy, and a range of other techniques derived from physics and molecular biology all promise great improvements in visualization of the urinary tract and other urologic structures. Expand
Two centuries of cystoscopy: the development of imaging, instrumentation and synergistic technologies
TLDR
The invention of fibre optics and digital imaging provided the cystoscope used by urologists worldwide, giving unparalleled image quality, allowing for educational opportunities and a quality of patient care unimaginable to the early pioneers. Expand
History of the Endoscope [Scanning Our Past]
TLDR
The limited space assigned to this summary of the history of the endoscope will not allow any details or nuances; instead it will focus on a number of well-regarded and generally accepted important contributions and its inventors in the early phases of endoscopy and mostly on the technology of the more recent history. Expand
German neuroendoscopy above the skull base.
TLDR
This historical survey focuses on the period when this technique initially emerged, including the scientific discussions of each group as well as the arguments and reasons that led to present intraventricular neuroendoscopy. Expand
History of Optics in Endourology
TLDR
Optics is the branch of physics that studies the behavior and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments to detect it, which allows urologic procedures to be among the earliest attempted by practitioners. Expand
10 Technical and Clinical Evolution of Modern Neuroendoscopy
Endoscopy plays an important part in the present minimally invasive neurosurgery. The concept, the indications and the technical development have a long history. We can distinguish an early period atExpand
Cystoscopy and Urinary Bladder Anatomy
Abstract The ability to approach the urinary tract without requiring surgical incisions has differentiated and continues to differentiate urology from many other surgical specialities. EndourologyExpand
Technical and Clinical Evolution of Modern Neuroendoscopy
TLDR
In this chapter the historical development of endoscopy is described in the field of neurosurgery, which can be further divided in a time of an obvious medical problem and first idea of possible solution. Expand
Julius Bruck (1840–1902) and his influence on the endoscopy of today
TLDR
In 1877, the potential of Bruck’s theoretical advance was realised in combination with other advances which virtually established the form of the clinically useful cystoscope as it is used today. Expand
From candlelight to digital imaging cystoscopy: A comprehensive review of bladder’s endoscopy evolution
TLDR
The present review includes the main hallmarks of the historic evolution of today's cystoscopes, the current endoscopic systems and the future trends in bladder’s visualization. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 65 REFERENCES
Endoscopic Surgery: The History, the Pioneers
TLDR
The sweeping success of the “laparoscopic revolution” (1989–1990) marked the end of traditional open surgery and encouraged surgeons to consider new perspectives, and by the 1990s the breakthrough had been accomplished: endoscopy was incorporated into surgical thinking. Expand
History of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery
TLDR
The ability to examine progressively less visible areas of the body has grown since the 1970s, and during the past few years the evolution of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy has been meteoric. Expand
Looking Back to the Advent of Modern Endoscopy: 150th Birthday of Maximilian Nitze
This year, 1998, marks the 150th anniversary of the birthday of Maximilian Nitze (1848-1906), a German scientist responsible for the initiation of modern endoscopy: He integrated two of his ideas inExpand
Clinical application of fiber-optic pyeloureteroscope.
The authors have succeeded in passing the fiberscope up to the kidney by the transurethral procedure and taking photographs and movies of renal calyx, pelvis and ureter for the first time in theExpand
A history of endoscopic surgery.
  • C. Davis
  • Medicine
  • Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy
  • 1992
TLDR
A brief history of endoscopes, endoscopic surgery, and of the first gallbladder operation in the world following the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy follows. Expand
Urology: A View Through the Retrospectroscope.
TLDR
This bright little book is very readable, the subtitle and an uninviting first sentence notwithstanding, and should appeal to anyone interested in medicine, especially those who prefer history in small doses. Expand
[Cystoscopy (1879-1979) (centennial of a transcendental invention)].
The authors make a historical review of the successive stages in Man's attempt to be able to observe directly the inside of the cavities of the human body and more precisely of the bladder, whichExpand
[Cystoscopy (1879-1979) (centennial of a transcendental invention)].
The authors make a historical review of the successive stages in Man's attempt to be able to observe directly the inside of the cavities of the human body and more precisely of the bladder, whichExpand
The new surgery.
TLDR
Within the past six years stones in the kidney, an organ that is difficult to get at, have come to be treated by percutaneous nephrolitomy and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy; now the techniques have been combined to treat well over 95% of cases of unselected renal calculi without resource to any open access surgery. Expand
The surgeon as endoscopist.
  • G. Marks
  • Medicine
  • The Surgical clinics of North America
  • 1989
Because extraordinary benefits accrue to the patient when the surgeon can view the site of disease first-hand, the gastrointestinal surgeon must be a proficient endoscopist, and endoscopy must beExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...