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Extraction of trapped double J in ureteroscope: a novel technique

Abstract

Introduction

Urological endoscopes and percutaneous devices are expensive and their maintenance and cleaning need special attention. Sometimes urologists can help repairing their devices.

Case description

During taking out a Double J, Double J was trapped in the working channel of ureteroscope unintentionally. It was not possible to take it out by pushing methods. Finally, Double J was pulled out by a changed nephrostomy needle to a small curve hook.

Conclusions

Using the hand-made hook to pull out a trapped Double J from ureteroscope does not destroy the device.

In press - Corrected proof

Article Type: CASE REPORT

Article Subject: Nephrolithiasis

DOI:10.5301/uj.5000258

Authors

Hamed Akhavizadegan

Article History

Disclosures

Financial support: There is no financial support.
Conflict of interest: There is no conflict of interest.

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Authors

Affiliations

  • Urology Department, Baharloo Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran - Iran

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