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History of Ureteroscopy

  • Michael E. MoranEmail author
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Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

Technology is the application of science, engineering to producing products or devices that improve upon mankind’s existence. Ureteroscopy has rapidly evolved to become one of the most common procedures performed by the urologist in his/her everyday work life and represents one of urology’s remarkable technologies [Bratslavsky and Moran (Urol Clin NA 31(1):181–187, 2004)]. To fully comprehend ureteroscopy and the urologic applications that will be presented in this textbook, looking backwards in time is essential. The history of this technology is fascinating in its own right and demonstrates the rapidity of impact that the technology can have upon the profession of urology.

Keywords

Transitional Cell Carcinoma Distal Ureter Flexible Ureterorenoscopes Urologic Application Entire Urinary Tract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urology DepartmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.AUA’s William P. Didusch Center for Urologic HistoryArizona Institute of UrologyTucsonUSA

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