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What are the risks of ureteroscopy?

Ureteroscopy carries a small risk of infection, bleeding or injury to the ureter (tube that goes from the kidney to the bladder). There also is a chance that the ureter is too small for the ureteroscope. In that case, a tiny device called a stent may be left in place for one or two weeks to keep the ureter open, and the procedure is performed at a later date.

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