percutaneous nephrolithotomy


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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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Are we fearful of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy? Assessing the need for tube drainage following percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
Classification of percutaneous nephrolithotomy complications using the modified Clavien grading system: looking for a standard.
Aggressive approach to staghorn calculi: safety and efficacy of multiple tracts percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Urology.
Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), regular and small sized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in daily practice: European Association of Urology Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) Survey.
Evaluating the learning curve for percutaneous nephrolithotomy under total ultrasound guidance.
Ammar et al., "Flank free modified supine position: a new modification for supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy," Arab Journal of Urology, vol.
Comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retrograde flexible nephrolithotripsy for the management of 2-4 cm stones: a matched-pair analysis.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is the preferred choice of treatment for large (>2 cm) and complex kidney stones.
As the guidelines recommend, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), of which standard access tracts are 24-30 French (Fr), is a recommended management of patients with renal or ureteral stones more than 20 mm or and for smaller stones (10-20 mm) of the lower pole stones when anatomic factors make extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) unfavorable.
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