Choosing the nephrostomy size after percutaneous nephrolithotomy

  title={Choosing the nephrostomy size after percutaneous nephrolithotomy},
  author={Marco De Sio and Riccardo Autorino and Carmelo Quattrone and Francesco Giugliano and Raffaele Balsamo and Massimo D’Armiento},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
To evaluate the effect of nephrostomy tube size on perioperative outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithtotmy (PCNL). Forty-five well-matched patients with normal renal function were prospectively divided in two nonrandomized groups after uneventful PCNL (to receive either a 22-Fr, group 1 (n = 24 pts), or a 12-Fr nephrostomy tube, group 2 (n = 21 pts)). In all a balloon nephrostomy catheter with detachable funnel (Rüsch Teleflex, Germany) was used. A Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for measuring the… CONTINUE READING


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