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Inability to Dilate a Ureteral Stricture or Remove a Ureteral Stone

Question: A patient was booked for a ureteral stone removal. Per the operative report: “The semi rigid ureteroscope was advanced into the distal portion of the ureter. Then, under direct vision, the wire was passed easily past the stone and up into the kidney. There was an area which appeared to be strictured. After the wire was in place and in [...]

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