Advances in Ureteroscopy: New technologies and current innovations in the era of Tailored Endourological Stone Treatment (TEST)
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Original versionJournal of Clinical Urology. 2022. 10.1177/20514158221115986
Ureteroscopy has undergone many advances in recent decades. As a result, it is able to treat an increasing range of patient groups including special populations such as pregnancy, anomalous kidneys and extremes of age. Such advances include Holmium laser, high-power systems and pulse modulation. Thulium fibre laser is a more recent introduction to clinical practice. Ureteroscopes have also been improved alongside vision and optics. This article provides an up-to-date guide to these topics as well as disposable scopes, pressure control and developments in operating planning and patient aftercare. These advances allow for a custom strategy to be applied to the individual patient in what we describe using a new term: Tailored endourological stone treatment (TEST).