Urolithiasis

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 441–444

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

  • J. Cloutier
  • E. R. Cordeiro
  • G. M. Kamphuis
  • L. Villa
  • J. Letendre
  • J. J. de la Rosette
  • Olivier Traxer
Original Paper

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

Ureterorenoscopy Small fragments removal Stone-free Tips and tricks 

Abbreviation

RIRS

Retrograde intrarenal surgery

f-URS

Flexible ureterorenoscope

UAS

Ureteral access sheath

SWL

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Cloutier
    • 1
  • E. R. Cordeiro
    • 2
  • G. M. Kamphuis
    • 2
  • L. Villa
    • 1
  • J. Letendre
    • 1
  • J. J. de la Rosette
    • 2
  • Olivier Traxer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyTenon University Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of UrologyAcademic Medical Center (AMC) University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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