Paediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy: setting new frontiers.

  title={Paediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy: setting new frontiers.},
  author={Lubna Samad and Shahid Aquil and Zafar Iqbal Zaidi},
  journal={BJU international},
  volume={97 2},
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and outcome of paediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for atypical cases and compare the results with 'standard' unilateral paediatric PCNL. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed children who had had a PCNL between December 1997 and December 2004. Patients were grouped as follows: group 1, aged >5-16 years with normal anatomy and normal renal function undergoing unilateral PCNL or staged bilateral PCNL; group 2, < or = 5 years with normal… CONTINUE READING


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