Endoscopic Management of Renal Stone: Retrograde, Antegrade, and Combined Approaches

  • Sung Yong Cho
  • Woo Jin Bang
  • Hyung Joon Kim


Owing to its technical development, tailored management for renal stones has become available to reduce mortality rates and increase surgical outcomes. In the era of flexible ureteroscopic surgery and miniaturized nephroscopy, urologists have embraced expanded minimally invasive options for managing and collecting symptomatic renal stones. The renal and ureteral surgery can be classified into three categories of retrograde, antegrade, and bidirectional approaches to target lesions. In cases that are expected to be difficult with the percutaneous or retrograde approach, a bidirectional approach can be considered according to the status of the targeted lesions.


Urolithiasis Urinary calculi Nephrolithotomy Percutaneous Ureteroscopy Minimally invasive surgical procedures 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung Yong Cho
    • 1
    • 2
  • Woo Jin Bang
    • 3
  • Hyung Joon Kim
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of UrologySMG-SNU Boramae Medical CenterSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of UrologySeoul National University HospitalSeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of UrologyHallym University Sacred Heart HospitalAnyang-SiSouth Korea
  4. 4.Department of UrologyKonyang University HospitalDaejeonSouth Korea

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