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Use of rigid retrograde ureteroscopy in patients with ureteral lithiasis

Urology & Nephrology Open Access Journal
Esteban Viera Hernández, Olivia Oviedo Rodríguez, Armando Rabí Orreilly

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Objective: To characterize patients diagnosed with ureteral lithiasis operated by ureteroscopy at the “Dr. Antonio Luaces Iraola” from Ciego de Ávila from December 2017 to November 2022. A retrospective longitudinal descriptive observational study was carried out. The universe consisted of 56 patients and 54 were studied by intentional non-probabilistic sampling. Results: Most of the patients were between 40 and 60 years old, white-skinned, male, normal weight, and residents of Ciego de Ávila. More than half of the stones measured between ten and fifteen millimeters, and the lower ureteral third was the most frequent location, urinary tract infection was the most frequent complication, as well as a hospital stay of three to seven days. Conclusions: It was found that lithiasis was more frequent in male patients, with white skin, between the fourth and sixth decade of life. The stones were located mainly in the lower third of the ureter. After ureteroscopy, almost all subjects were stone-free, complications were rare, and hospitalization was generally less than seven days.


ureterolithiasis, epidemiology, ureterolithiasis therapy, ureterolithiasis surgery, ureteroscopy