Ureteroscopic treatment of lower pole calculi: comparison of lithotripsy in situ and after displacement.

@article{Schuster2002UreteroscopicTO,
  title={Ureteroscopic treatment of lower pole calculi: comparison of lithotripsy in situ and after displacement.},
  author={Timothy G Schuster and Brent K. Hollenbeck and Gary J. Faerber and James Stuart Wolf},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2002},
  volume={168 1},
  pages={43-5}
}
PURPOSE Ureteroscopic management is a viable option for lower pole calculi less than 2 cm. Recently a technique was described to displace the calculus into a more accessible calix using a nitinol basket or grasper before lithotripsy. We compared the efficacy and safety of this technique with in situ treatment of small and intermediate lower pole calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 95 ureteroscopy cases performed at our institution from January 1997… CONTINUE READING

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