Management of pelvic stones larger than 20 mm: laparoscopic transperitoneal pyelolithotomy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy?

@article{Meria2005ManagementOP,
  title={Management of pelvic stones larger than 20 mm: laparoscopic transperitoneal pyelolithotomy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy?},
  author={Paul Meria and St{\'e}phane Milcent and François Desgrandchamps and Pierre Mongiat-Artus and Jean Marc Duclos and Pierre Teillac},
  journal={Urologia internationalis},
  year={2005},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={322-6}
}
UNLABELLED Large pelvic stones are frequently managed with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) but laparoscopic transperitoneal pyelolithotomy (LTP) can be an alternative. We compared PCNL and LTP for the treatment of pelvic stones >20 mm in diameter. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between November 1999 and November 2004, 16 consecutive patients, mean age 42, with a single pelvic stone >20 x 10 mm (group I), underwent LTP as first-line treatment or after shockwave lithotripsy failure. They were… CONTINUE READING
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