Minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a comparative study of the management of small and large renal stones.

@article{Abdelhafez2013MinimallyIP,
  title={Minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a comparative study of the management of small and large renal stones.},
  author={Mohamed F. Abdelhafez and Bastian Amend and Jens Bedke and Stephan Kruck and Udo Nagele and Arnulf Stenzl and David Schilling},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2013},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={241-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy (MIP) between small (<2 cm) and large (>2 cm) renal calculi, because although MIP has proved its efficacy in small lower caliceal stones, the efficacy in large renal calculi has been questioned. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data from 191 consecutive minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MIP) procedures at a single institution from January 2007 to March 2011 were reviewed retrospectively… CONTINUE READING

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