General versus spinal anesthesia in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

  title={General versus spinal anesthesia in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.},
  author={Sadrollah Mehrabi and Ali Mousavi Zadeh and Mehdi Akbartabar Toori and Farhad Mehrabi},
  journal={Urology journal},
  volume={10 1},
PURPOSE To compare efficacy and complications of spinal anesthesia versus general anesthesia in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective randomized study, 110 patients were randomly assigned into two groups for PCNL; group 1 (n = 52) underwent general anesthesia and group 2 (n = 58) received spinal anesthesia. In group 1, PCNL was performed using standard technique under general anesthesia. In group 2, spinal anesthesia was done by injecting bupivacaine and… CONTINUE READING
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