What is ureteroscopy?
Ureteroscopy is the use of a fine telescope to enter the upper urinary tract so that stones can be treated or biopsies can be taken. Once the stone is reached the stone can then be fragmented with a laser.
Are the stone fragments removed?
Often stone fragments are too small to be grasped and removed but sometimes a larger fragment can be removed with the assistance of a wire basket. A fragment can be sent to the lab to analyse its composition.