Management of staghorn calculus: Single puncture with judicious use of the flexible nephroscope

Steve K. Williams, Raymond J. Leveillee

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To focus on the technique and results of a single percutaneous puncture for the management of staghorn renal calculi. RECENT FINDINGS: The success rate for treating staghorn calculi with a single percutaneous puncture is over 90%. Animal and clinical studies seem to suggest that a single percutaneous access may be associated with reduced morbidity when compared with multiple percutaneous access punctures. SUMMARY: A single percutaneous access, whenever feasible, offers reduced morbidity without compromising excellent stone-free rates in the management of staghorn calculi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in urology
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

Keywords

  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • Staghorn calculus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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