Ureteroscopy pp 127-136 | Cite as

Guidewires and Angled Catheters

  • Nikhil WaingankarEmail author
  • Zeph Okeke
  • Arthur D. Smith
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)


In addition to the technological advances in fiberoptic telescopes, the evolution of ancillary equipment for ureteroscopy has been crucial to the development of endoscopy as a subspecialty within Urology. Angled catheters and guidewires are two essential tools that have enabled Endourologists to perform advanced maneuvers, thus broadening the diagnostic and therapeutic indications for ureteroscopy.

The following chapter describes the various types of guidewires and angled catheters, including their sizes, shapes, and compositions. Clinical scenarios are also detailed in which different wires and catheters are used in difficult situations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikhil Waingankar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zeph Okeke
    • 1
  • Arthur D. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.The Arthur Smith Institute for UrologyHofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health SystemNew Hyde ParkUSA

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