Urinary Tract.txt

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Urinary Tract.txt
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  1. reteropelvic Junction (or UPJ)
    The ureteropelvic junction (or UPJ) is the very top, or proximal, portion of the ureter.  It widens into a funnel shape as it enters the kidney.

  2. Cystoscopy
    A cystoscopy is an endoscopy of the urinary bladder via the urethra. is an endoscopy of the urinary bladder via the urethra.

  3. Fluoroscopy
    A fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures, similar to an x-ray movie.  A continuous x-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined and is transmitted on a monitor.
  4. Hematuria
    Hematuria refers to blood in the urine.
  5. Intrarenal
    Intrarenal means within the kidney.
  6. Prostatectomy
    Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland.

  7. Stent
    A stent is a plastic or silicone tube placed within the ureter to facilitate flow.  It can also be used as a scaffold to guide healing.

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