Retained Digital Flexible Ureteroscopes
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Flexible ureteroscopy has an important role in the management of upper urinary tract stone disease. In many jurisdictions, it has supplanted SWL as first-line treatment for stones <2?cm given higher stone-free rates, quicker stone clearance, and a comparable safety profile.This report documents two instances of retained flexible ureteroscopes at the time of ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy in a healthy 37-year-old male and a 53-year-old male with a pelvic kidney. Authors describe maneuvers to remove the ureteroscope endoscopically in the first case, while the second case required conversion to open surgery for ureteroscope extrication....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5314977/
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