Stone Migration Devices
Cephalad stone migration during ureteroscopic lithotripsy can be problematic as it may lead to increased operative times, increased cost, and increased numbers of additional procedures required to treat clinically significant fragments which have migrated to the upper ureter or kidney. Since the early 2000s, a number of devices have been devised specifically for the purpose of prevention of stone migration. These devices have been shown to significantly limit the incidence of stone migration, and some urologists have found these to be a valuable tool in their arsenal when treating ureteral stones. Herein we review the currently available devices designed to prevent stone migration and the body of literature that has come from their use.
KeywordsShock Wave Lithotripsy Ureteral Stone Stone Fragment Laser Lithotripsy Distal Ureteral Stone
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