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Ureteroscopy: Ureteroscopy is the visualization of the inside of a ureter using an ureteroscope, a very narrow tube with a camera on the end; the ureters carry urine from the kidney to the bladder.

Symptoms Associated with Ureteroscopy

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Ureteroscopy:

Diseases Associated with Ureteroscopy

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Ureteroscopy:

  • Stones in the ureter(s)
  • Bleeding in the ureter(s)
  • Infection in the ureter(s)
  • Inflammation in the ureter(s)
  • Cancer in the ureter(s), primary and metastatic

Article Excerpts about Ureteroscopy

When used to view the ureters, the cystoscope is called a ureteroscope. The doctor can then see the stone and remove it with a small basket at the end of a wire inserted through an extra tube in the ureteroscope. The doctor may also use the extra tube in the cystoscope to extend a flexible fiber that carries a laser beam to break the stone into smaller pieces that can then pass out of the body in your urine. (Source: excerpt from Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy: NIDDK)

Descriptions of Ureteroscopy

Ureteroscopy: An examination of the inside of the kidney and ureter. A thin, lighted tube (called a ureteroscope) is passed through the urethra into the bladder, ureter, and renal pelvis (part of the kidney that collects, holds, and drains urine).
Source: National Institute of Health

Basic Information: Ureteroscopy

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