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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.
A cystoscopy is an endoscopy of the urinary bladder via the urethra. is an endoscopy of the urinary bladder via the urethra.
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.
Hematuria refers to blood in the urine.
Intrarenal means within the kidney.
Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland.
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.