, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 441-444
Date: 09 Jul 2014

The glue-clot technique: a new technique description for small calyceal stone fragments removal

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access

Abstract

During the last 20 years, the technology advancement of small flexible ureterorenoscopes has dramatically changed the management of renal calculi. Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) has currently a high impact on active stone treatment, and it is increasingly used worldwide. Nevertheless, kidney stone fragmentation and direct removal of fragments require many passages of the ureteroscope, is often time-consuming, and may be very difficult through anatomical and technical factors. We describe a simple, feasible and efficient technique for small stone fragments retrieval, which are often difficult to remove during RIRS.