Beyond prone position in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a comprehensive review.

  title={Beyond prone position in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a comprehensive review.},
  author={Jean J. M. C. H. de la Rosette and Peter Tsakiris and Michael N. Ferrandino and Ahmed M. A. Elsakka and Jorge Rioja and Glenn M. Preminger},
  journal={European urology},
  volume={54 6},
CONTEXT Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is traditionally performed with the patient in the prone position. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and safety of the prone and supine positions, particularly in obese patients and in those with staghorn calculi. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION A Medline search was conducted for articles published during the last 10 yr related to PNL in the prone and supine positions. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS This search revealed 9 published studies for supine and 25 for prone… CONTINUE READING

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