Is There a Relationship Between Post-ureteroscopic Lesion Scale and Irrigation Fluid Absorption in Ureteral Stone Disease Patients

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Yeni Üroloji Dergisi, vol.16, no.1, pp.47-52, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.33719/yud.752698
  • Journal Name: Yeni Üroloji Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-52
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Post-Ureteroscopic Lesion Scale (PULS) is used to classify ureteral wall injury that occurs during ureteroscopy. In this study we presented the preliminary results of absorbed irrigation fluid volumes according to PULS grades. Material and Methods: Forty-four patients to whom 7F semirigid ureteoscopy was performed due to ureteral stone were included in the study. All patients received general anesthesia. Izotonic containing 1% ethanol was used as irrigation fluid. Ethanol concentration in venous blood was commenced to be measured at the start of irrigation use and was carried on at 15-minute intervals including the post-operative period in the recovery room. Absorbed fluid volume was calculated by using blood ethanol concentrations. Irrigation time, stone size and PULS grade were recorded. Results: Mean operation time was found to be 44.2 ± 19.9 minutes. Mean stone size was measured to be 12.7± 6 mm and mean irrigation fluid amount used was 1371±1262 ml. PULS grade of 0 was seen in 26 patients and that of 1 or more was seen in 18 patients. No patient had a PULS grade of 3 or 4. Mean absorbed fluid volume was measured to be 58 ± 50,6 ml. No significant correlation was found between PULS grade and mean absorbed fluid volume. Conclusion: Fluid absorption during URS is not correlated with the PULS grade. Semirigid URS is a safe treatment option for ureteral stone disease in terms of the level of irrigation fluid being absorbed.