Flexible ureteroscopy for renal stone without preoperative ureteral stenting shows good prognosis

@inproceedings{Zhang2016FlexibleUF,
  title={Flexible ureteroscopy for renal stone without preoperative ureteral stenting shows good prognosis},
  author={Jiaqiao Zhang and Chuou Xu and Deng He and Yuchao Lu and Henglong Hu and Baolong Qin and Yufeng Wang and Qing Wang and Cong Li and Shaogang Wang and Jihong Liu},
  booktitle={PeerJ},
  year={2016}
}
PURPOSE To clarify the outcome of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) for management of renal calculi without preoperative stenting. METHODS A total of 171 patients who received 176 fURS procedures for unilateral renal stones were reviewed. All procedures were divided into two groups depending on whether they received ureteral stenting preoperatively. Baseline characteristics of patients, stone burden, operation time, stone-free rates, and complications were compared between both groups. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING