Drawing of a female and male ureteroscopy showing the lower pelvis of a female, including the right and left kidneys, renal pelvis, ureter, uterus, bladder, and urethra, and the lower pelvis of a male, including the ureter, bladder, prostate, urethra, and penis. In both the female and male figures, a ureteroscope (a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing) is shown passing through the urethra into the bladder and ureter. In the female figure, the ureteroscope is also shown passing into the renal pelvis. There is also an inset that shows a person lying on an examination table with their knees bent and legs apart, covered by a drape, and a doctor looking at an image of the inside of the ureter and/or renal pelvis on a computer monitor.
A ureteroscopy is a procedure that uses a ureteroscope (a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing) to look inside the ureter and renal pelvis to check for abnormal areas. The ureteroscope is inserted through the urethra into the bladder, ureter, and renal pelvis.
Anatomy -- Genitourinary
Test or Procedure -- Imaging Procedures
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||August 23, 2023|
|Date Added:||April 14, 2011|
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