Eudourology and Stones
- To evaluate the effectiveness of ureteroscopy (URS) with laser ablation as an alternative treatment for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) lesions larger than 2 cm. Traditionally, patients with large UTUC are treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). However, in patients with pre-existing renal disease, a solitary kidney, or those who decline RNU, management of UTUC may prove challenging
- To define the need for emergent intervention between patients with simultaneous bilateral ureteral calculi (SBUC) compared to unilateral ureteral calculi (UUC). Patients with SBUC represent a potential urological emergency due to possible anuria or electrolyte imbalance. While conventional practice mandates immediate intervention in these patients, little data exist to define the rate of these events.