Kidney stones are most common, but even though kidney stones cause pain, they were treatable, and in many cases they were preventable. Rigid ureteroscopy was done with a rigid telescope. This is mostly used for the stones which are in lower and mid ureter that means closer to the bladder. Rigid ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy is very effective and safe operation. Risks and complications are very rare, yet they may happen. Ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy was done under general anesthesia. Some complications related to anesthesia and others risks are related to treatment steps in general may also arise. Risks of general anesthesia may include urinary retention, nausea, chipped teeth, vomiting, cut lips, sore throat and headache. Major risks of general anesthesia may include hearts stroke and attack and pneumonia. Blood may clots in the legs that may occur because of inactivity during and after the procedure. These symptoms may generally seen a few days after the procedure.
HOW IT WAS DONE: This was done by inserting a small camera from the urethra, up to the ureter and into the kidney to the kidney stone. The stones were broken into small fragments by using a Holmium laser.
These broken stones may be removed by the process of “basket” extraction whereby the ureteroscope is travel back and forth into the kidney to eliminate all visible small stone fragments. It may also be eliminated by a process called “dusting” where the stones are broken into small fragments (or) “dust” with the aim that achieving such a small sized stones will allow the stones to pass instinctively.
There is a minimum chance that the treatment won’t be successful in breaking the stone. Most of the people after ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy treatment they can fully resume their daily activities within 1 to 2 days. The urologist will recommend you to drink more water in the following weeks after the procedure. This will enhance the rate of urination, which in turn helps the left over pieces of stone pass through the urine. Most of the patients may have a small amount of blood in their urine after the procedure is done. This is usual and can end as little as a few days to few weeks. Oral medication and consuming plenty of water may help to relieve the symptoms.