Effectiveness of totally tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy in selected patients: a prospective randomized study

@article{Istanbulluolu2008EffectivenessOT,
  title={Effectiveness of totally tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy in selected patients: a prospective randomized study},
  author={Mustafa Okan Istanbulluoğlu and Bulent Ozturk and Murat Gonen and Tufan Cıcek and Hakan Ozkardeş},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={41},
  pages={541-545}
}
Compared with the standard technique, the number of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) operations without a drainage catheter is increasing in recent years. In this prospective randomized study, we compared the morbidity of totally tubeless (tubeless and stentless) PCNL operations with the standard operation technique in a single center with a selected patient population. Ninety patients who fulfilled the criteria were included. Forty-five patients underwent totally tubeless PCNL (Group 1) and… CONTINUE READING