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Retrograde Ureteroscopy: Handbook of Endourology contains five focused, review-oriented volumes that are ideal for students and clinicians looking for a comprehensive review rather than a whole course. Each volume is easily accessible through eBook format.
Topics covered review both the endourological diagnosis and treatment of prostate, urethral, urinary bladder, upper urinary tract, and renal pathology, with all chapters describing the most recent techniques, reviewing the latest results, and analyzing the most modern technologies.
In the past ten years, the field of endourology has expanded beyond the urinary tract to include all urologic, minimally-invasive surgical procedures. Recent advancements in robotic and laparoscopic bladder surgery make this one of the fastest moving fields in medicine. As current textbooks are too time-consuming for busy urologists or trainees who also need to learn other areas of urology, this collection provides a quick references with over 4000 images that are appropriate for fellows and those teaching in the field.
- Offers review content for urologists in training and “refresher” content for experts in endourology
- Explores new surgical techniques and technology through review-level content and extensive images of pathologies
- Includes over 500 images per volume that were taken from more than 4000 endourologic procedures performed annually at the editor’s hospital
Fellows, residents, and practicing clinicians in urology, surgery, and internal medicine
- Chapter 1: History
- 1.1. History
- Chapter 2: Notions of Histology, Anatomy, and Physiology of the Upper Urinary Tract
- 2.1. Generalities
- 2.2. Notions of upper urinary tract histology
- 2.3. Descriptive anatomy of the upper urinary tract
- 2.4. Endoscopic anatomy of the upper urinary tract
- 2.5. Upper urinary tract physiology
- Chapter 3: Instruments
- 3.1. Generalities
- 3.2. Rigid ureteroscopes
- 3.3. Semirigid ureteroscopes
- 3.4. Flexible ureteroscopes
- 3.5. Energy sources
- 3.6. Accessory instruments
- 3.7. Ureteral stents
- Chapter 4: Diagnostic Ureteroscopy
- 4.1. Generalities
- 4.2. Indications and contraindications
- 4.3. Diagnostic ureteroscopy technique
- 4.4. Incidents and complications
- 4.5. Results
- Chapter 5: Indications and Limitations of Therapeutic Ureteroscopy
- 5.1. Indications for therapeutic retrograde ureteroscopy
- 5.2. Limitations of rigid and semirigid ureteroscopy
- 5.3. Limitations of flexible ureteroscopy
- Chapter 6: Retrograde Ureteroscopy in the Treatment of Upper Urinary Tract Lithiasis
- 6.1. Generalities
- 6.2. Indications
- 6.3. Rigid and semirigid retrograde ureteroscopy technique
- 6.4. Flexible retrograde ureteroscopy technique
- 6.5. The results of retrograde ureteroscopy in the treatment of upper urinary tract lithiasis
- 6.6. Incidents and complications of retrograde ureteroscopy
- 6.7. Ureteroscopy in the treatment of particular situations of lithiasis
- Chapter 7: Retrograde Ureteroscopy in the Treatment of Caliceal Diverticula
- 7.1. Generalities
- 7.2. Indications of retrograde ureterorenoscopic approach for caliceal diverticula
- 7.3. Technique particularities
- 7.4. Results
- 7.5. Complications
- Chapter 8: Retrograde Ureteroscopy for the Treatment of Upper Urinary Tract Tumors
- 8.1. Generalities
- 8.2. Diagnosis and staging
- 8.3. Indications
- 8.4. Operatory technique particularities
- 8.5. Results
- 8.6. Adjuvant therapy
- 8.7. Controversies
- 8.8. Complications
- 8.9. Follow-up protocol
- Chapter 9: Retrograde Ureteroscopy in the Treatment of Ureteral Stenoses
- 9.1. History
- 9.2. Generalities
- 9.3. Indications
- 9.4. Instruments
- 9.5. Notions of operative technique
- 9.6. Particular situations
- Chapter 10: Retrograde Ureteroscopy in the Treatment of Ureteropelvic Junction Stenosis
- 10.1. Generalities
- 10.2. Indications
- 10.3. Retrograde endopyelotomy technique
- 10.4. Results
- 10.5. Complications
- 10.6. Follow-up
- Chapter 11: Retrograde Ureteroscopy in the Treatment of Infundibular Stenosis
- 11.1. Generalities
- 11.2. Indications
- 11.3. Techniques
- 11.4. Results
- Chapter 12: Ureteroscopy in the Treatment of Iatrogenic Injuries
- 12.1. Generalities
- 12.2. Classification
- 12.3. Diagnosis
- 12.4. Therapeutic options
- Chapter 13: Ureteroscopy in Particular Situations
- 13.1. Generalities
- 13.2. Ureteroscopy in children
- 13.3. Ureteroscopy in pregnancy
- 13.4. Ureteroscopy in patients with reno-ureteral abnormalities
- Subject Index
- No. of pages:
- © Academic Press 2016
- 7th April 2016
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
- Hardcover ISBN:
Academician (Corresponding Member) - Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences
Professor of Urology, MD, PhD ( “magna cum laude”), first degree Romanian specialist in Urology, Chief of Clinical Department, “Saint John” Emergency Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania, Vice-President of the Romanian Association of Urology. Member/Board member in 15 International Urological Societies: Full Member - European Association of Urology; EAU Officer (Clinical Research Office 2002-2004); Board member - EAU Video Committee (2005-2013), Board member - European Society of Imaging in Urology (ESUI); Full Member - Société Internationale d’Urologie - Romanian representative (Deputy Delegate); Correspondent Membership - American Association of Urology; International Member - British Association of Urological Surgeons; Membre étranger - Association Française d’Urologie; Full Member - Endourological Society; Associate Member - EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS); Board Member - Société Internationale d”Urologie.
Member in the Board of Doctorate School (PhD leadership former) - “Carol Davila” University of Medicine, Bucharest.
Author or co-author in over 1,100 papers published in journals, national and international congresses or meetings, abstract books of the most important urological publications and congresses in the world.
Over presented 250 videos (first author or co-author) and published 21 books (author, co-author or Editor).
Faculty in over 200 meetings during International Congresses.
Reviewer for the most international publications and urological meetins.
35 national and international distinctions.
Granted with “Health High Order” (“Commander” grade) offered by Romanian President in 2004.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
"The editor and all nine authors do an excellent job of sharing their clinical experience of over 25 years of performing ureteroscopy. There is clearly value to be gained from reading this handbook. Score: 70 - 3 Stars" --Doody's
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