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Digital ureteroscopes: technology update

Authors Gridley CM, Knudsen BE

Received 14 September 2016

Accepted for publication 1 November 2016

Published 27 January 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 19—25

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RRU.S104229

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jan Colli


Chad M Gridley, Bodo E Knudsen

Department of Urology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA

Abstract: The field of ureteroscopy has undergone a continual evolution since the first ureteroscopes were introduced. Over the past 10 years, we have entered into the digital era of ureteroscopy with both semirigid and flexible options becoming available. The following review looks at the benefits and drawbacks of digital flexible ureteroscopes as well as the current commercially available options.

Keywords: digital, video, flexible ureteroscopy

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