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Ureteroscopy

Glossary

ureteroscopy

Examination of the inside of the kidney and ureter, using a ureteroscope. A ureteroscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease. The ureteroscope is passed through the urethra into the bladder, ureter, and renal pelvis (part of the kidney that collects, holds, and drains urine).

Last updated: 2014-08-11

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)