Pediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy using adult sized instruments: our experience.

  title={Pediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy using adult sized instruments: our experience.},
  author={Masoud Etemadian and Robab Maghsoudi and Pejman Shadpour and Mohammad reza Mokhtari and Behkam Rezaeimehr and Mohsen Shati},
  journal={Urology journal},
  volume={9 2},
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of pediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) using adult sized instruments in the management of pediatric urolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 38 children younger than 15 years who had undergone 45 PCNLs with adult sized instruments in our center between August 2007 and February 2010. RESULTS There were 26 boys and 12 girls, with a mean age of 8.4 ± 4.24 years (range, 12 months to 13 years… CONTINUE READING
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