This article examines the technical modalities or ureteral catheterization. The authors also discuss unconventional modalities which, if used without prejudice, can sometimes constitute brilliant and economic solutions to complex problems which are often impossible to resolve otherwise. After a summary of the history of ureteral catheterization, the authors present the main indications for temporary ureteral catheterization: - radiographic and fluoroscopic examination of the ureter; - separate cytological harvesting; - separate bacteriological harvesting; - confirmation of the side of unilateral haematuria; - preliminary temporary dilatation of the ureter to prepare it for ureteroscopy; - temporary drainage of the excretory tract after endourological investigation. The authors also present particular situations may be observed temporary catheterization, or even permanent stenting, for example in the case of procedures in children, pregnant women and renal transplant recipients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Temporary retrograde and anterograde ureteral catheterization|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Ureteral catheterization
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