How do increasing stone surface area and stone configuration affect overall outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy?

@article{Turna2007HowDI,
  title={How do increasing stone surface area and stone configuration affect overall outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy?},
  author={Burak Turna and Mehmet Umul and Serkan Demiryoguran and Bariş Altay and Oktay Nazli},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={34-43}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Studies reporting the outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in relation to stone burden and configuration are limited. We analyzed our stone-free and complication rates of PCNL with regard to stone surface area and configuration. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data of 234 patients who underwent PCNL were analyzed retrospectively. Patients were stratified into six groups according to stone burden and into four groups in relation to stone configuration. Groups were… CONTINUE READING