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Ureteroscopy for a Large Lower Pole Stone and Narrow Infundibulum

The role of ureteroscopy in stone removal has undergone a dramatic evolution over the years due to advancements in technology. Because of this, Dr. Davalos explains how and why he uses this less-invasive ureteroscopic approach to remove a dense calcium oxide monohydrate stone from the lower pole of a kidney. He describes the anatomical challenges of the patient, how he navigates through the procedure and the technology used.

Julio G. Davalos, MD, Director, Advanced Kidney Stone Program, Chesapeake Urology, USA

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