Electrocauterization of bleeding points for percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

  title={Electrocauterization of bleeding points for percutaneous nephrolithotomy.},
  author={Yeong-chin Jou and Ming-chin Cheng and J H Sheen and Chang-te Lin and Pi-che Chen},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={443-6; discussion 446-7}
OBJECTIVES To perform a retrospective study to assess the efficacy and safety of electrocauterization of bleeding points after stone extraction using the data from 249 percutaneous nephrolithotomies. METHODS A total of 341 percutaneous nephrolithotomies in 324 patients were performed at the Chiayi Christian Hospital from July 2000 to July 2003. Electrocauterization of bleeding points with an elongated electrode probe was performed in 249 patients. The age, height, weight, preoperative… CONTINUE READING


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