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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 247528, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/247528
Case Report

Retrograde Approach to a Diverticular Kidney Stone through a Vesicoureteral Cohen's Reimplantation: A Novel Surgical Technique

Urology Department, Tenon Hospital, 4, rue de la Chine, 75970 Paris Cedex 20, France

Received 30 January 2013; Accepted 24 February 2013

Academic Editors: A. Goel, H.-L. Lee, and A. Marte

Copyright © 2013 Fahd Khalil et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cohen's technique is the standard treatment of vesicoureteral reflux in children. Its disadvantage is still the classic difficulty in subsequent retrograde ureteral access, requiring the use of percutaneous techniques in the treatment of kidney stones. We describe a novel surgical technique for retrograde catheterization of an adult ureter by a flexible ureterorenoscope, thereby facilitating the treatment of a symptomatic diverticular kidney stone. We compare our technique to other methods described in the literature.