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‘Negative ureteroscopy’ for stone disease: evidence from a systematic review

‘Negative ureteroscopy’ for stone disease: evidence from a systematic review
‘Negative ureteroscopy’ for stone disease: evidence from a systematic review

Purpose of Review: While ureteroscopy (URS) is a common procedure for ureteric stones, this window between diagnosis and treatment leaves the possibility for a ‘negative’, ‘stoneless’ or ‘diagnostic’ URS. We perform a systematic review to look at the rate of ‘negative ureteroscopy’ and risk factors associated with it. Recent Findings: From a total of 3599 articles and 68 abstracts, 4 studies (1336 patients) were selected. The negative URS rate varied from 4 to 14%. Common predictors seem to be female gender, small stones, radiolucent stones and distal ureteric stones. Summary: Although infrequent, negative ureteroscopy should be avoided in patients with ureteric stones by performing a low-dose CT scan on the day of surgery. This should especially be performed for females and those with smaller, radiolucent or distal ureteric stones.

Diagnostic, Negative, Stone, Stoneless, Ureteric, Ureteroscopy
1527-2737
Rice, Patrick
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Prattley, Sarah
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Somani, Bhaskar K.
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Rice, Patrick
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Prattley, Sarah
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Somani, Bhaskar K.
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Rice, Patrick, Prattley, Sarah and Somani, Bhaskar K. (2019) ‘Negative ureteroscopy’ for stone disease: evidence from a systematic review. Current Urology Reports, 20 (3), [13]. (doi:10.1007/s11934-019-0878-4).

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: While ureteroscopy (URS) is a common procedure for ureteric stones, this window between diagnosis and treatment leaves the possibility for a ‘negative’, ‘stoneless’ or ‘diagnostic’ URS. We perform a systematic review to look at the rate of ‘negative ureteroscopy’ and risk factors associated with it. Recent Findings: From a total of 3599 articles and 68 abstracts, 4 studies (1336 patients) were selected. The negative URS rate varied from 4 to 14%. Common predictors seem to be female gender, small stones, radiolucent stones and distal ureteric stones. Summary: Although infrequent, negative ureteroscopy should be avoided in patients with ureteric stones by performing a low-dose CT scan on the day of surgery. This should especially be performed for females and those with smaller, radiolucent or distal ureteric stones.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 7 February 2019
Published date: 1 March 2019
Keywords: Diagnostic, Negative, Stone, Stoneless, Ureteric, Ureteroscopy

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Local EPrints ID: 428274
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428274
ISSN: 1527-2737
PURE UUID: 5b9fad34-03ea-44c2-af08-b596827bdffd

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Date deposited: 20 Feb 2019 17:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 00:52

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