Editorial comment on: training in percutaneous nephrolithotomy--a critical review.

@article{Knoll2008EditorialCO,
  title={Editorial comment on: training in percutaneous nephrolithotomy--a critical review.},
  author={Thomas Knoll},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={1003}
}
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) achieves excellent stone-free rates (SFR) with acceptable complication rates and is therefore still the treatment of choice for large renal calculi [1]; however, the reported complications rates in the literature differ widely, with transfusion rates up to 20% and including even more severe cases. It is generally agreed that the establishment of a proper access tract is the crucial step, and it has been demonstrated that both SFR and complication rates are… CONTINUE READING