Ureterorenoscopy and Laser Therapy
Ureterorenoscopy is an endoscopic technique which consists in the introduction of equipment through the urethra until it reaches the bladder. Once in the bladder, it continues through the ureter (duct that carries the urine from the kidney to the bladder) until the lithiasis is identified and then fragmented with LASER to end up by extracting the fragments.
Today, the ureterorenoscopy is one of the most popular procedures for the management of lithiasis ,together with ESWL, since it is effective and with few adverse effects.
Requires anaesthesia (either general or spinal) and a variable time of hospitalisation.
It is usually necessary to place a catheter (double J ureteral catheter) to avoid the appearance of ureteric colics due to the procedure itself.