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Stone disease is among the most painful and prevalent of urologic disorders, affecting more than 5% of the US population. The most common intervention for kidney and ureteral stones involves manipulation, irrigation and fragmentation through an endoscope. However, such procedures may cause the stone itself or stone fragments to migrate within the urinary tract. Current devices to reduce migration are difficult to place and remove, and they do not adequately conform to the ureter. These products also do not provide a fluid-tight seal. In contrast, the PercSys Accordion stone management device from Percutaneous Systems (PercSys) effectively eliminates stone migration and facilitates fragment removal. The microcatheter system forms an occlusion in the ureter to prevent stone migration, has been shown to increase fragmentation efficiency, and has demonstrated its ability to sweep multiple fragments.
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