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Balloon Dilation for Management of Large Distal Ureteral Stones
Dr. Phil Zhao describes a technique utilizing balloon dilation to remove distal ureteral stones intact or with minimal laser lithotripsy. Dr. Zhao highlights the use of this technique in a 61-year-old male with two stones at different locations within the right ureter. First, a 7 mm stone near the UVJ that he was able to remove completely intact, and then further up the ureter a 13 mm stone at the iliac vessel that was broken into a couple of fragments for extraction. Dr. Zhao discusses the steps, tools and guidelines to utilizing this efficient stone extraction technique to complete the case.