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Comparative evaluation of retrograde intrarenal surgery, antegrade ureterorenoscopy and laparoscopic ureterolithotomy in the treatment of impacted proximal ureteral stones larger than 1.5 cm.

Cent European J Urol 2021 23;74(1):57-63. Epub 2021 Jan 23.

Department of Urology, Haseki Traning and Research Hospital, Haseki, Turkey.

Introduction: The aim of this article was to compare retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), antegrade ureterorenoscopy (URS), and laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (LU) for impacted proximal ureter stones larger than 1.5 cm in terms of operative data, success, complications, auxiliary treatment rates, and visual analog scale (VAS) scores.

Material And Methods: Medical records of patients undergoing RIRS, antegrade URS, or LU were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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January 2021

How safe and effective is stentless laparoscopic ureterolithotomy in elderly patients?

Int J Clin Pract 2021 Apr 30:e14308. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Radiology, Hitit University School of Medicine, Training and Research Hospital, Corum, Turkey.

Purpose: With the improvement of minimally invasive urology procedures, open surgical interventions are less common to treat ureteral calculus. Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (LU) indications are large multiple and/or impacted ureteral calculus that may not be treated with shock-wave lithotripsy or ureterorenoscopy approaches. The aim of our study was to investigate the feasibility and safety of stentless LU in elderly patients. Read More

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A commentary on "Optimal management of large proximal ureteral stones (> 10 mm): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 randomized controlled trials" (Int J Surg 2020; 80:205-217).

Int J Surg 2021 Apr 18;89:105942. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Department of Urology, Suzhou BenQ Medical Center, The Affiliated BenQ Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, 215010, China. Electronic address:

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A huge ureteric stone in a functionally, metabolically and anatomically normal kidney: an alliance of rarity.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Urinary stones are a common health problem, necessitating frequent outpatient visits and hospital admissions. Ureteric stones demand special attention, given their propensity for upstream hydroureteronephrosis and loss of renal function. They are usually predisposed by diverse anatomical, functional or metabolic abnormalities of the urinary tract and have an early symptomatic presentation. Read More

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Comparison of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for treatment of impacted proximal ureteral stones greater than 15 mm.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2021 Mar 31. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Urology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China.

Background: The optimal treatment for large impacted proximal ureteral stones remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and potential complications of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) and retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (RPLU) in the treatment of impacted proximal ureteral stones with size greater than 15 mm.

Methods: A total of 268 patients with impacted proximal ureteral stones greater than 15 mm who received MPCNL or RPLU procedures were enrolled consecutively between January 2014 and January 2019. Read More

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Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy between Transperitoneal and Retroperitoneal Approach of Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy for the Treatment of Large (>10mm) and Proximal Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Urol J 2020 Jul 30;18(1):11-18. Epub 2020 Jul 30.

Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Purpose: We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy between laparoscopic transperitoneal ureterolithotomy (LTU) and laparoscopic retroperitoneal ureterolithotomy (LRU) in the treatment of large (>10mm) and proximal ureteral stones.

Materials And Methods: Electronic databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Scopus were searched through December 2019. Comparative studies comparing the two approaches were included. Read More

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A new and easy technique of double-J stenting after retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy: A discussion of other techniques.

Urol Ann 2020 Oct-Dec;12(4):309-313. Epub 2020 Aug 10.

Department of General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit, Nazareth Hospital, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

Aim: To summarize a new and easy technique of double-J stent (DJ stent) placement after retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (RLU).

Materials And Methods: RLU for upper and upper half of mid ureteric stones was performed successfully in 172 patients during the 8-year period between March 2011 and February 2019. In all the cases, a ureteric DJ stent was successfully placed by this new technique. Read More

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Unusual clinical scenarios in Urology and Andrology.

Arch Ital Urol Androl 2021 Mar 22;93(1):120-126. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Division of Urology, University Hospital "Ospedali Riuniti", School of Medicine, Department of Clinical, Special and Dental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona.

This collection includes some unusual cases and how they were diagnosed and treated. Case 1: A case of a patient with primary hyperthyroidism presenting with a submucosal ureteral stone after endoscopic lithotripsy was described. After multiple endoscopic treatment, the stone was successfully removed by open ureterolithotomy recovering ureteral patency and normal renal function. Read More

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Large spontaneous steinstrasse: Our experience and management issues in tertiary care centre.

Urologia 2021 Mar 14:3915603211001174. Epub 2021 Mar 14.

Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

Background: Steinstrasse, is described as array of stone pieces in the ureter following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). It is well-recognized, transient event. Steinstrasse clears spontaneously, however about 6% require intervention. Read More

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Combined Retroperitoneal and Transperitoneal Laparoscopic Procedures by a Single Surgeon: Boon to Economically and Medically Backward Areas.

Cureus 2021 Feb 5;13(2):e13152. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Department of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Nazareth Hospital, Shillong, IND.

Introduction This study was done to evaluate our experience of combining a retroperitoneal laparoscopic urological operation with other transperitoneal laparoscopic operations. Materials and methods We present a retrospective study of a series of 20 cases of retroperitoneal laparoscopic urological surgeries combined with at least one transperitoneal laparoscopic procedures, performed by a senior minimally invasive surgeon, between March 2013 and August 2020. We have excluded three patients where either of the procedures required conversion to open surgery. Read More

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February 2021

Da Vinci Walks the Pebbled Streets of a Primary Obstructed Megaureter with Ureterocele.

J Endourol Case Rep 2020 29;6(4):358-361. Epub 2020 Dec 29.

Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

Primary obstructed megaureter (POM) usually refers to primary dilated ureters in which vesicoureteral reflux and other secondary causes of lower ureteral obstruction have been ruled out. We herein present a case of obstructed megaureter with a dilated saccular lower end representing an ureterocele and concomitant multiple multifaceted stones almost completely filling the dilated tortuous ureter of a normally functioning and excreting kidney. Our index case was a 45-year-old lady with intermittent right flank pain for a year with acute colic since a week. Read More

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December 2020

Transvesical Laparoscopic Surgery for a Stone in the Ureterocele.

J Endourol Case Rep 2020 29;6(4):283-286. Epub 2020 Dec 29.

Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan.

Ureteroceles containing stones present as a unique challenge to the urologist. When a calculus has to be removed from within the ureterocele, a large opening leads to vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), which may result in recurrent infections and renal parenchymal damage. We present a case of a 13-mm stone in the ureterocele in an 11-year-old boy. Read More

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December 2020

Pediatric Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic and Ureteroscopic Ureterolithotomy and Ureteroplasty.

J Endourol Case Rep 2020 29;6(4):264-267. Epub 2020 Dec 29.

Department of Urology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Pediatric urolithiasis may coexist with congenital urinary tract abnormalities, complicating conventional methods of stone treatment. Here, we present an effective case of robot-assisted laparoscopy and simultaneous ureteropyeloscopy for the definitive management of pediatric urolithiasis complicated by a congenital ureteral stricture. A 3-year-old girl presented to clinic with an outside noncontrast CT scan showing two 6-7 mm nonobstructing calculi in a mildly distended upper pole moiety of a duplex left kidney. Read More

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December 2020

Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for large ureteric stones: tips and tricks.

Cent European J Urol 2020 5;73(3):389-390. Epub 2020 Sep 5.

Department of Urology, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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September 2020

Largest ureteric stone in Iraq.

Authors:
Aso Omer Rashid

Urol Case Rep 2020 Nov 23;33:101319. Epub 2020 Jun 23.

Medical College, Sulaimany University, Sulaiman, Iraq.

Ureteric stone disease is increasing, especially in developed countries, and present in different ages with various patterns; it has many treatment modalities and outcomes. Ureteric stones are usually small and symptomatic but maybe large, asymptomatic associates with totally distracted kidneys. However, some ureteral calculi show silent progression to reach a large size without underlying anatomic abnormalities. Read More

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November 2020

Urinary bladder stone due to retained indwelling ureteral stent: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 Sep;99(39):e22293

Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan.

Rationale: The indwelling ureteral stents is a common procedure in routine urological practice. The double-J (D-J) stent is the most common type of stents used and is indicated mainly for short-term urinary drainage and prevention of obstruction and infection. However, prolonged indwelling stents may result in disastrous complications, such as hematuria, infection, encrustation, and stone formation. Read More

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September 2020

Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for large proximal ureteric stones: Surgical technique, outcomes and literature review.

Asian J Endosc Surg 2021 Apr 1;14(2):241-249. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

Department of Urology, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (LPU) for the treatment of large proximal ureteric stone.

Methods: A retrospective multicenter analysis for patients with solitary impacted proximal ureteric stone ≥15 mm who underwent LPU from 2016 to 2019 was performed. Primary outcome was to estimate the stone-free rate (SFR). Read More

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Retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy to treat large ureteral stones in the proximal ureter.

Int Braz J Urol 2020 Nov-Dec;46(6):1106

Divisão de Urologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina, SP, Brasil.

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Renal arteriovenous fistula after retrograde ureteroscopic lithotripsy for the lower ureteral stones: a rare case report.

BMC Urol 2020 Aug 15;20(1):123. Epub 2020 Aug 15.

Department of Urology, NingBo First Hospital, NingBo Hospital of ZheJiang University, #59 Liuting Street, NingBo City, 315000, Zhejiang Province, China.

Background: Renal arteriovenous fistula was rarely reported in retrograde endoscopic procedure. Up to now, there is still an absence of report on the formation of renal arteriovenous fistula after semi-rigid ureteroscopic lithotripsy for lower ureteral stones.

Case Presentation: An 83-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining about intermittent left flank pain that had persisted for 1 week. Read More

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Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy between Transperitoneal and Retroperitoneal Approach of Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy for the Treatment of Large (>10mm) and Proximal Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Urol J 2020 Jul 30. Epub 2020 Jul 30.

Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Purpose: We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy between laparoscopic transperitoneal ureterolithotomy (LTU) and laparoscopic retroperitoneal ureterolithotomy (LRU) in the treatment of large (>10mm) and proximal ureteral stones.

Materials And Methods: Electronic databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Scopus searched through December 2019. Comparative studies were comparing two approaches included. Read More

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Approach to large proximal ureteric stones: Let facts drive practice.

Int J Surg 2020 09 25;81:14-15. Epub 2020 Jul 25.

Department of Urology, Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India.

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September 2020

An Invited Commentary on "Optimal management of large proximal ureteral stones (>10mm): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 randomized controlled trials".

Int J Surg 2020 09 24;81:96-97. Epub 2020 Jul 24.

Section Urology, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. Electronic address:

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September 2020

Optimal management of large proximal ureteral stones (>10 mm): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 randomized controlled trials.

Int J Surg 2020 Aug 1;80:205-217. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China. Electronic address:

Objectives: To develop an evidence base to guide clinicians treating adults with large proximal ureteral stones (LPUS) greater than 10 mm.

Methods: A systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCT) concerning different LPUS management techniques including laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (LU), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URL) up until March 2020. We followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis statement when searching and determining inclusion. Read More

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Management of Migrated or Residual Stones Following Laparoscopic Pyelolithotomy and Ureterolithotomy in Abnormal Kidneys: A Prospective and Randomized Comparison.

J Endourol 2020 11 27;34(11):1155-1160. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

Department of Urology, National Urological Cancer Center, Peking University First Hospital, The Institute of Urology, Peking University, Beijing, China.

To conduct a prospective and randomized controlled trial comparing contemporaneous transabdominal rigid ureteroscopy (TRU) with postoperative extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in the management of migrated or residual stones during laparoscopic pyelolithotomy and ureterolithotomy in kidneys with either intrinsic or extrinsic abnormalities. From February 2016 to December 2019, 45 patients with migrated or residual stones following laparoscopic pyelolithotomy and ureterolithotomy were accrued and randomly divided into two groups. These patients all had either urinary tract obstruction distal to the stone or concomitant ipsilateral intrinsic or extrinsic pathology requiring laparoscopic intervention. Read More

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November 2020

Efficacy and safety of various surgical treatments for proximal ureteral stone ≥10mm: A systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Int Braz J Urol 2020 Nov-Dec;46(6):902-926

Department of Urology, The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China.

Purpose: Various surgical options are available for large proximal ureteral stones, such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (LU). However, the best option remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted a network meta-analysis comparing various surgical treatments for proximal ureteral stones ≥10mm to address current research deficiencies. Read More

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January 2021

Case report of ureteroscopy assisted laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for multiple large ureteric calculi.

Urol Case Rep 2020 Sep 6;32:101242. Epub 2020 May 6.

Satalkar Lotus Superspeciality Hospital, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

Managing patient having multiple large ureteric calculi at different locations in ureter with minimal invasive surgery is always a challenge for the surgeon. We hereby present the case report of ureteroscopy assisted laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for multiple large ureteric calculi in proximal and distal ureter in a young female. In this unique and novel method ureteroscopy and laparoscopy was done simultaneously over the patient using two camera units and two surgeons. Read More

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September 2020

Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy, flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for treatment of upper urinary calculi in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

Clin Exp Nephrol 2020 Sep 8;24(9):842-848. Epub 2020 May 8.

Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Jixi Road #218, Hefei, Anhui, 230022, P.R. China.

Objectives: Patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) showed relatively high incidence of urinary stones. Enlarged kidneys occupied by cysts could make the stone-removal surgery relatively difficult. This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (RPLU), flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy (FURL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the ADPKD patients with upper urinary stones. Read More

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September 2020

[A CASE REPORT OF FUNGUS BALL FOUND DURING TRANSURETHRAL URETEROLITHOTOMY].

Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi 2019 ;110(1):56-59

Department of Urology, Yokosuka-kyosai Hospital.

Herein we report the confirmation of fungus balls (circular collections of C.tropicalis) during a transurethral ureterolithotomy, which is as far as we know the first reported instance. A-61-year old man was referred to the urology department with bilateral ureteral calculi. Read More

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Renal autotransplantation: A final option to preserve the kidney after an iatrogenic ureteral injury.

Arch Ital Urol Androl 2020 Jan 14;91(4):263-264. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

1st Department of Urology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Laiko Hospital, Athens.

Background: Ureteral injuries are not very common and can occur after many surgical procedures. Kidney salvage is desirable. Renal autotransplantation is a final option for some cases. Read More

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January 2020

Robot-assisted laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for the simultaneous management of multiple urinary tract calculi: a case report and experience sharing.

BMC Urol 2019 Dec 30;19(1):139. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Department of Urology, Hainan Hospital of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Sanya, China.

Background: Urolithiasis is a clinically common benign disease in urology. Surgical treatments that are widely used in urolithiasis are percutaneous nephrolithotomy, rigid/flexible ureteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery, and endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery. The da Vinci surgical system is rarely used in the treatment of urolithiasis. Read More

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December 2019