Ureteroscopic approach to early postoperative ureteral obstruction in the renal transplant patient

Roberto Mario Scarpa, Antonello De Lisa, Daniele Porru, Enzo Usai

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Abstract

The ureteroscopic treatment of acute postoperative ureteral obstruction in a kidney transplant patient is presented. This approach was made possible by the use of thin instruments, which do not require predilation, and was chosen in place of antegrade nephrostomy or open surgical access. The concept that the ureteroscope must be adapted to the ureter and its characteristics and not vice versa is stressed. The increasingly widespread availability and use of thin and ultrathin ureteroscopes will ensure that this approach is likely to become the rule rather than the exception in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Ureteral obstruction, postoperative
  • Ureteroscopic treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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