A ureteroscopy is an examination using a ureteroscope.
A ureteroscope is used to see beyond the bladder into the ureters, the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Through the ureteroscope, if a stone is seen in the ureter it can be removed. A small basket at the end of a wire is inserted through an extra channel in the ureteroscope.The reasons for a ureteroscopy include:
- frequent urinary tract infections
- unusual cells found in a urine sample
- urinary blockage caused by an abnormal narrowing of the ureter
- a stone in the ureter
- an unusual growth, polyp, tumour, or cancer in the ureter