RIRS (retrograde intrarenal surgery): Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is a procedure for doing surgery within the kidney using a viewing tube called a fiberoptic endoscope.
In this procedure of RIRS, the scope is entered through the urethra (the urinary opening) into the bladder and then passed through the ureter into the kidney.
The scope is then pushed upwards within a sheath to prevent the inner lining from injury and made to localize the stone.
RIRS may be done to remove a stone or take a sample and in case of a stone, it is fragmented and turned to dust by laser energy.
The stone is then picked or the dust evaporated through laser and the kidney is cleared of stone thereafter.
RIRS is expertise done by endourologists and is done under general or local anaesthesia.
As no cut is involved, it is hence the safest procedure with no or minimal infection risk as compared to other ones.
The unmatchable advantages of RIRS over other open surgery procedures include
- Fast and quick solution for stone, pain and faster recovery thereafter.
- In case of a single or solitary kidney, it’s a boon as it does not hamper the kidney function.
Kidney stone removal can also be associated with complications and difficult to treat situations.
- Multiple Failed treatments attempts.
- Kidney stones remenants after lithotripsy
- Strictures in the kidney
- Tumours along with stones in the kidney
- Kidney stones among children
- Bleeding disorders in the kidneys
- Grossly obese patients unfit for Lithotripsy
The recovery of RIRS is much faster than open surgery.
RIRS is an outpatient procedure and helps to avoid hospital-acquired infection.
The best option in the narrow outlet of kidneys.
It also gives much better clearance of kidney stones as it is done under direct visualization.
Lastly, it does not pose any risk to damage of renal tissue.
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