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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: an update.
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PMID:  12692448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy has undergone an evolution in technique and in equipment since its introduction in the late 1970s. This evolution continues today and is evidenced by the numerous publications about the technique. This review summarizes some of the important articles over the past year. RECENT FINDINGS: Although ureteroscopy and shock wave lithotripsy predominate in the treatment of urolithiasis, percutaneous nephrolithotomy continues to play an important role. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is advantageous as it causes minimal renal injury and maximizes stone clearance, especially in patients with complex stone disease. Although nephrostomy drainage tubes have always been placed after percutaneous nephrolithotomy, there may be specific indications for tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy. SUMMARY: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy continues to be an important part of the urologist's armamentarium. Recent studies have redefined the role of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and future studies will further delineate the importance of this procedure in the treatment of urolithiasis.
Samuel C Kim; Ramsay L Kuo; James E Lingeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in urology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0963-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Urol     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-14     Completed Date:  2003-08-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200621     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Urol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Kidney Calculi / surgery*
Nephrostomy, Percutaneous / methods*,  trends
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
J Urol. 2005 Apr;173(4):1199   [PMID:  15758744 ]

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