Safety and efficacy of ureteroscopy after obstructive pyelonephritis treatment.

@article{Kanno2013SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and efficacy of ureteroscopy after obstructive pyelonephritis treatment.},
  author={Toru Kanno and Ayumu Matsuda and Hiromasa Sakamoto and Yoshihito Higashi and Hitoshi Yamada},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={917-22}
}
OBJECTIVES An obstructed, infected kidney combined with ureteral stones can be lethal, and requires urgent drainage and complete stone removal. However, the optimal method of stone removal, and its safety and efficacy have yet to be conclusively established. The aim of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of carrying out ureteroscopy after kidney drainage for septic patients with obstructing stones. METHODS From January 2004 to September 2011, 88 patients underwent stone… CONTINUE READING