Urolithiasis

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 441–444

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

Authors

  • J. Cloutier
    • Department of UrologyTenon University Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University
  • E. R. Cordeiro
    • Department of UrologyAcademic Medical Center (AMC) University Hospital
  • G. M. Kamphuis
    • Department of UrologyAcademic Medical Center (AMC) University Hospital
  • L. Villa
    • Department of UrologyTenon University Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University
  • J. Letendre
    • Department of UrologyTenon University Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University
  • J. J. de la Rosette
    • Department of UrologyAcademic Medical Center (AMC) University Hospital
    • Department of UrologyTenon University Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00240-014-0679-7

Cite this article as:
Cloutier, J., Cordeiro, E.R., Kamphuis, G.M. et al. Urolithiasis (2014) 42: 441. doi:10.1007/s00240-014-0679-7

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.

Keywords

UreterorenoscopySmall fragments removalStone-freeTips and tricks

Abbreviation

RIRS

Retrograde intrarenal surgery

f-URS

Flexible ureterorenoscope

UAS

Ureteral access sheath

SWL

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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