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Definition of Endourology

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Updated January 03, 2010

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Definition: Endourology refers to a specific specialty area in urology in which small internal endoscopes and instrumentation is used to see into the urinary tract and perform surgery.

What distinguishes it from traditional urology is that all procedures are done internally, without external incisions.

Pronunciation: en-do-urol-o-gy
Also Known As: minimally invasive urologic surgery
Common Misspellings: endo-urology
Examples:
Endourology is used for locating and removing a small kidney stone.It is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed without an incision.
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