Preoperative factors associated with failure in unstented primary ureteroscopy for nephrolithiasis.

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Summary of "Preoperative factors associated with failure in unstented primary ureteroscopy for nephrolithiasis."

Primary ureteroscopy for nephrolithiasis is often completed without prior ureteral stenting. However, failure can occur due to inability to access the stone, requiring ureteral stenting for passive dilation and a second procedure. This typically results in increased morbidity due to a prolonged period of ureteral stenting and subsequent stent related symptoms. Patient counseling preoperatively is important to discuss the risk of failure.


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Name: The Canadian journal of urology
ISSN: 1195-9479
Pages: 9389-9394


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