Introduction to upper urinary tract endoscopy for stones

This online course is a e-learning activity from the EAU, in collaboration with the European School of Urology (ESU) and the EAU Sections of Urolithiasis (EULIS) and Uro-Technology (ESUT). The course was developed as part of the training programme in ureteroscopic diagnostic and therapeutic surgery.

Learning Objectives

The educational outcome of this course will allow the users to develop skills and gain knowledge on Urolithiasis practice. The course will provide the users with the necessary information to understand and update the endourology techniques needed in the urolithiasis practice.

Module chapters

  1. Origins of endoscopy
  2. Development of semiriged uteroschopy
  3. Development of flexible ureteroscopy
  4. Historical overview on lithotripsy devices
  5. Evolution of ureroscopy working

At a glance

  • Publication date: September 2017
  • Last updated date: October 10, 2019
  • Available languages: English
  • Topic: Stone Disease Treatment
  • Duration: 90 minutes per module approximately
  • CME: 1 European CME credit (ECMEC)

Contributing Authors

  • Aydin, A.
  • Bach, T.
  • Bourdoumis, A.
  • Cansino, J. R.
  • Dasgupta, P.
  • Donaldson, I.
  • Geavlete, B.
  • Gözen, A.
  • Gray, R.
  • He, M.
  • Khan, A.
  • Lahme, S.
  • Marsh, H.
  • Martinez-Pineiro, L.
  • Masood, S.
  • Nadeem, M.
  • Özsoy,M.
  • Papatsoris, A.
  • Patel, S.
  • Pérez-Castro,
  • Petkova, K.
  • Prezioso, D.
  • Saita, A.
  • Sanguedolce, F.
  • Seitz, C.
  • Skolarikos, A.
  • Somani, B
  • Tefik, T.
  • Veneziano, D.
  • Xhafa, A.
  • Yalcin, S.


Main coordinators

  • Prof. Dr. K. Sarica, Chairman EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS)
  • Dr. J. Palou, Chairman European School of Urology (ESU)
  • Dr. K. Ahmed; Board member of EULIS
  • Dr. B.S.E.P. Van Cleynenbreugel, Board member of ESU