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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Transarterial embolization of renal vascular lesions after percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
Cerebral and spinal air embolism following percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
According to the American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the gold standard for managing renal calculi, including staghorn stone.
After treating the urinary tract infection with intravenous antibiotics and inserting a left nephrostomy tube under ultrasound guidance, a left semi-rigid ureteroscopy for ureteric calculi and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the renal stones were performed simultaneously (Fig.
Working together, they will remove large kidney stones using a technique called tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).
Comparison of a Novel One-Step Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Sheath with the Standard Two-Step Device in the Porcine Model," a scientific manuscript presented by Dr.
After the first description in 1976, (1) percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) remains the treatment of choice for large renal stones.
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