Effect of Endoscopic Ureteral Stone Treatment on Kidney Function

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SELMİ V., SARI S., CANİKLİOĞLU M., Oztekin U., Taspinar M. S., IŞIKAY L.

CUREUS, vol.13, no.1, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.7759/cureus.12883
  • Journal Name: CUREUS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Ureteral stones may have an influence on kidney functions due to postrenal obstruction or urinary infections. Urgent decompression or stone removal is necessary and recommended to prevent further complications in case of severe conditions such as anuria and urosepsis. Although it is believed that ureteral stone removal would result in renal function improvement, there are still unclear points on whether ureteroscopy (URS) can provide benefit as expected and has some adverse effects.