Percutaneous Holmium Laser Fulguration of Calyceal Diverticula
Records of 72 consecutive patients with caliceal diverticula, representing an incidence of 4.5 per 1,000 excretory urograms, were studied. Of these 72 patients, 39 per cent had a history of recurrent infections and an equal number had stone-containing diverticula. However, only 17 per cent had roentgenographic evidence of pyelonephritis. Similarity of incidence in children and adults, as well as a paucity of renal infection and scarring, supports an embryologic etiology. In our experience the need for surgical intervention is much less than is suggested in the literature.