Aggressive approach to staghorn calculi-safety and efficacy of multiple tracts percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

@article{Singla2008AggressiveAT,
  title={Aggressive approach to staghorn calculi-safety and efficacy of multiple tracts percutaneous nephrolithotomy.},
  author={Manish Singla and Aneesh Srivastava and Rakesh Kapoor and Nitin Gupta and Mohd Sualeh Ansari and Deepak Dubey and Anant Kumar},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={1039-42}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and efficacy of an aggressive approach to staghorn calculi using multiple-tract percutaneous nephrolithotomy. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the data from 149 patients with staghorn calculi, who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy using multiple (two or more) access tracts, at our institute from 1999 to 2006. The data were analyzed with regard to stone burden, stone clearance, perioperative morbidity, complications, and the number of ancillary… CONTINUE READING