Use of holmium laser for removal of an intraluminal ureteric suture


Nathan Lawrentschuk md, 10 Mary Street, Beaumaris, Victoria 3193, Australia. Email:


Abstract  Foreign bodies placed into the ureter are uncommon. Unintentionally placed sutures may cause obstruction and stone formation. If not recognized, the patient may become symptomatic. A diagnosis of a suture in the ureter is best made and subsequently dealt with endoscopically. We report on laser ablation of the suture as a safe technique for its removal.