Retrograde endopyelotomy

Treatment areas

Diagnosis of hydronephrosis using endoscopic evaluation and, if suitable, retrograde endopyelotomy.

Methods

Semi-ridged or flexible ureteroscopy and endoluminal ultrasound and perioperative retrograde pyelography are used to evaluate hydronephrosis and UPJ strictures. Suitable cases can be treated with retrograde endopyelotomy at the same session.

Indications

Hydronephrosis with symptoms, with or without obstruction, and with a relative kidney function of above 15%. Ureteropelvic junction strictures.

Routines

Patients are admitted the day before surgery, and stay in the hospital for 2-3 days.


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