Ureteroscopy uses a ureteroscope to look inside the ureters and kidneys. A ureteroscope has an eyepiece at one end, a rigid or flexible tube in the middle, and a tiny lens and light at the other end of the tube. A ureteroscope is used so that the urologist can see detailed images of the lining of the ureters and kidneys. The ureters and kidneys are also part of the urinary tract.
What is ureteroscopy?
It is a methodology where a little degree (like an adaptable telescope) is embedded into the bladder and ureter and it is utilized to analyze and treat an assortment of issues in the urinary plot. For ureteral stones, it permits the urologist to really investigate the ureter, locate the stone and eliminate it. The specialist passes a minuscule wire container into the lower ureter by means of the bladder, gets the stone and pulls the stone free. This is an outpatient technique with or without a stent embedded (a cylinder that is put in the ureter to hold it open).
Notwithstanding, contingent upon the expertise and experience of the specialist, ureteroscopy can be utilized for practically any stone of a size fitting for it. Discontinuity of stones utilizing helium laser gadget ureteroscopy is more guaranteed than with stun wave lithotripsy (SWL).
When is ureteroscopy utilized?
Regularly ureteroscopy is utilized for stones in the ureter, particularly for stones nearest to the bladder, in the lower half of the ureter. lt is the most well-known treatment of lower ureteral stones. For stones in the kidney, stun wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the most widely recognized treatment. SWL treatment can’t be utilized in everybody. For patients who are pregnant, butterball shaped, or have a blood thickening issue, ureteroscopy is a decent decision. For enormous or strangely formed stones, or stones that are hard, different medicines, for example, percutaneous nephrolithotomy or, once in a while, open a medical procedure might be required.
What can a patient expect after a ureteroscopy?
After a ureteroscopy, a patient may
- Have a mellow consuming inclination while peeing
- See modest quantities of blood in the pee
- Have mellow distress in the bladder zone or kidney territory while peeing
- Need to pee all the more oftentimes or earnestly
These issues ought not last over 24 hours. The patient should tell a medical services supplier immediately if draining or torment is serious or if issues last over a day.
The medical services supplier may suggest that the patient
- Drink 16 ounces of water every hour for 2 hours after the system
- Scrub down to ease the consuming inclination
- Hold a warm, sodden washcloth over the urethral opening to ease distress
- Take an over-the-counter agony reliever
The dangers of ureteroscopy incorporate
A consuming inclination or torment during pee
Injury to the urethra, bladder, or ureters
Urethral narrowing because of scar tissue development
The failure to pee because of growing of encompassing tissues
Inconveniences from sedation