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Prog Urol. 2013 Jan;23(1):22-8. doi: 10.1016/j.purol.2012.09.003. Epub 2012 Oct 24.

[Place of the flexible ureterorenoscopy first choice for the treatment of kidney stones. Survey results practice committee of the AFU lithiasis completed in 2011].

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  • 1Centre Hospitalier d'Angoulême,16959 Angoulême cedex 9, France.


The flexible ureterorenoscopy coupled with photovaporisation LASER (USSR-L) for the treatment of kidney kidney is a modern tool whose place is under evaluation.


Its place has been assessed in France in 2010 by the Committee of urolithiasis of the French Association of Urology (CLAFU). A practice survey among 27 experts concerned the following decision criteria: comorbid patient's supposed nature of the calculation, anatomy of the urinary tract of the patient. This investigation has been proposed to calculate the size not exceeding 20mm, for a calculation of size greater than 20mm and for multiple calculations kidney.


Fourteen experts responded. The criteria for the USSR-The first line were: morbid obesity (BMI>30), anticoagulation or anti platelet aggregation, calculations Hard (UH>1000, cystine stones), calculations within diverticular caliceal calculations below, the failure of a first treatment or the wish of the patient.


The URS-SL was a first-line treatment validated regardless of size and number of kidney stones, when ESWL and PCNL were contraindicated or when their predictable results were poor (hard stones/morbid obesity/lower pole stones) or when stone access is difficult (intradiverticular). It was also the treatment of choice after the failure of a first treatment (ESWL/PCNL).

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