A Comparison of Antegrade Percutaneous and Laparoscopic Approaches in the Treatment of Proximal Ureteral Stones

@inproceedings{Topaloglu2014ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Antegrade Percutaneous and Laparoscopic Approaches in the Treatment of Proximal Ureteral Stones},
  author={Hikmet Topaloglu and Nihat Karakoyunlu and Sercan Sari and Hakki Ugur Ozok and Levent Sağnak and Hamit Ersoy},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2014}
}
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness and safety of retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (RLU) and percutaneous antegrade ureteroscopy (PAU) in which we use semirigid ureteroscopy in the treatment of proximal ureteral stones. METHODS Fifty-eight patients with large, impacted stones who had a history of failed shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and, retrograde ureterorenoscopy (URS) were included in the study between April 2007 and April 2014. Thirty-seven PAU and twenty-one RLU procedures… CONTINUE READING

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