Percutaneous dissolution of renal calculi.

  title={Percutaneous dissolution of renal calculi.},
  author={Stephen P. Dretler and Robin Pfister},
  journal={Annual review of medicine},
The use of percutaneous nephrostomy catheters has allowed access to intrarenal urinary calculi for dissolution. Renacidin is the successful agent for dissolving struvite stones. THAM-E is the most effective agent for the intrarenal dissolution of cystine stone. Calcium oxalate stones are still resistant to dissolution techniques.