percutaneous nephrolithotomy


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percutaneous nephrolithotomy

a uroradiological procedure performed to extract stones from within the kidney or proximal ureter by percutaneous surgery after the stones have been visualized radiologically.

percutaneous nephrolithotomy

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PNL

The removal of stones from the urinary tract with a needle inserted through the skin and into the urinary collecting system. The collecting system near the stone is dilated, and the stone is grasped and/or crushed.
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Outcomes of retrograde intrarenal surgery compared with percutaneous nephrolithotomy in elderly patients with moderate-size kidney stones: a matched-pair analysis.
Mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy in the treatment of renal and upper ureteral stones: Lessons learned from a review of the literature.
Categorisation of complications and validation of the Clavien score for percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
The key requisite of any percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) technique is proper access to the collecting system.
Therefore, we conducted subgroup analyses, fitting separate regression models for the five stone treatments examined: percutaneous nephrolithotomy, shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, conventional extraction, and those ancillary procedures nonspecific for stone therapy.
Management of nephropleural fistula after supracostal percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
In the study, a total of 45 women and 38 men with a solitary kidney were treated with shock wave lithotripsy (53), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (18), or the two techniques combined (12).
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), still the method of choice to remove large urinary calculi, has evolved into an even less traumatic procedure and often is performed in combination with ESWL.
Sometimes a procedure called percutaneous nephrolithotomy is recommended to remove a stone.
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