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Old 01-29-2009, 06:39 AM   #1
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Greenlight laser used to repair scar tissue in ureter - related to kidney stones

My husband has developed scar tissue in the left ureter.

First question:
The doctor believes it was caused by a kidney stone trapped there and could not move out to the bladder. He had a lithotripsy on Oct. 30th - a few pieces of stones came out 2 days later. Then another lithotripsy on 12/24 and the stone pieces never did come out and are trapped by the scar tissue (found this out on 1/13). Does anyone think this scar tissue was caused by the stones being trapped in the ureter? The doctor is saying the scar tissue was formed because my husband delayed doing the cystoscope procedure and tryed to let the stone pass on it's own.

Second question:
The doctor tried to do a cystoscope procedure to grab or zap the stones on 1/13, but the scar tissue only leaves an area of the ureter of 2mm. (He says it is usually 10mm?) So he inserted a 2mm stent and is waiting for the ureter to heal before going back in to laser the scar tissue away. Also he did not plan the surgery to have the Greenlight laser at the hospital (it is shared between hospitals)

The doctor says he will use the Greenlight laser to cut the ureter and then insert the cystoscope to get the stones out, then insert a 10mm stent and the ureter will heal over the stent and the area will be made larger.

Anyone have this done or have any knowledge of this procedure?

The doctor is going to wait another 3 weeks before he does this next procedure (by my husband's wishes since this is a busy time of the year for him)

Thank you

 
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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Re: Greenlight laser used to repair scar tissue in ureter - related to kidney stones

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Originally Posted by elephantlvr View Post
My husband has developed scar tissue in the left ureter.

First question:
The doctor believes it was caused by a kidney stone trapped there and could not move out to the bladder. He had a lithotripsy on Oct. 30th - a few pieces of stones came out 2 days later. Then another lithotripsy on 12/24 and the stone pieces never did come out and are trapped by the scar tissue (found this out on 1/13). Does anyone think this scar tissue was caused by the stones being trapped in the ureter? The doctor is saying the scar tissue was formed because my husband delayed doing the cystoscope procedure and tryed to let the stone pass on it's own.

Second question:
The doctor tried to do a cystoscope procedure to grab or zap the stones on 1/13, but the scar tissue only leaves an area of the ureter of 2mm. (He says it is usually 10mm?) So he inserted a 2mm stent and is waiting for the ureter to heal before going back in to laser the scar tissue away. Also he did not plan the surgery to have the Greenlight laser at the hospital (it is shared between hospitals)

The doctor says he will use the Greenlight laser to cut the ureter and then insert the cystoscope to get the stones out, then insert a 10mm stent and the ureter will heal over the stent and the area will be made larger.

Anyone have this done or have any knowledge of this procedure?

The doctor is going to wait another 3 weeks before he does this next procedure (by my husband's wishes since this is a busy time of the year for him)

Thank you

 
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