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Revista chilena de cirugía

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CASTILLO C, OCTAVIO A; FONERON V, ALEJANDRO  y  SEPULVEDA T, FRANCISCO. Flexible ureteroscopy: Experience in 13 patients. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2011, vol.63, n.1, pp. 69-72. ISSN 0718-4026.

Background: Flexible ureteroscopy is an increasingly used diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the upper urinary tract. Aim: To report our experience with flexible ureteroscopy. Material and Methods: Analysis of 13 procedures performed to seven males and 6 women aged 30 to 72 years. Results: The indications for flexible ureteroscopy were urinary lithiasis in six patients, a filling defect found in a CAT scan in five, proximal displacement of a double J catheter in one patient and unilateral hematuria in one patient. Lithiasis was managed with extracorporeal lithotripsy using a Holmium laser. Biopsies were obtained from the sites with filling defects; the catheter was extracted using a Dormia basket. In the patient with hematuria, a hemangioma was found and managed with laser excision. No complications were registered. Conclusions: Flexible ureteroscopy is safe and effective.

Palabras clave : Flexible ureteroscopy; urinary lithiasis; hematuria.

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