Long term results of percutaneous treatment of caliceal diverticular calculi.
Endoscopic management of symptomatic caliceal diverticula: A retrospective comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotripsy and ureteroscopy.
The patients who required an upper/middle caliceal
puncture or multiple punctures, were morbidly obese, experienced serious bleeding during or after the operation, had a previous history of kidney operations or had a delayed recovery (a sustained extravasation of opaque material on the postoperative antegrade pyelography) were excluded from the study.
An intercostal approach was performed in 12 patients for whom upper caliceal
access was required.
31] There is agreement about the role of laparoscopy in stone surgery by many authors, but in special situations, such as those associated with pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction, stone in the pelvic kidney and caliceal
stone clearance after shock wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy: the impact of lower pole radiographic anatomy.
Prospective randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for lower pole caliceal
calculi 1 cm or less.
The efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for isolated lower pole calculi compared with isolated middle and upper caliceal
An IVU was done in 3 patients and demonstrated space-occupying lesions and caliceal
distortion in 2 patients and a non-functioning kidney in 1 patient (Fig.
There were dilatations in proximal ureter secondary to right ureter stone, enlargement in right renal pelvis and grade 2-3 ectasia in caliceal
3) In a variety of situations other than obstructive uropathy, such as in the normal variants, with excessive hydration, during diuretic treatment, in case of bladder overdistension, with the structural variations (extrarenal pelvis, caliceal
Limitations of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for lower caliceal
stones: anatomic insight.