ureteroscopy

Pronunciation: (YER-eh-ter-OS-koh-pee)

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).

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Ureteroscopy. A ureteroscope (a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing) is inserted through the urethra into the ureter. The doctor looks at an image of the inside of the ureter on a computer monitor.Ureteroscopía. Un ureteroscopio (un instrumento en forma de tubo delgado con luz y una lente para observar) se inserta a través de la uretra hasta el uréter. El médico observa la imagen del interior del uréter en el monitor de una computadora. 2004-01-23 Date last modified: 2007-12-05