Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in horse shoe kidneys.

  title={Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in horse shoe kidneys.},
  author={S. M. Razvi and Zafar Zaidi},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={57 5},
OBJECTIVE To review our experience of PCNL in horse shoe kidneys. METHODS Between June 2001 and January 2005 we performed PCNL in 16 Horse shoe kidneys in 14 patients with calculi, 2 patients had bilateral calculi. Percutaneous puncture was made with patient in prone position. Their ages ranged between 4 to 52 years with a mean age of 26.3 years. Our mean stone burden was 820 mm2 (range 40-1370 mm2). PCNL access tract was made in upper pole of the kidney in 13 (80%) while 3 (20%) had mid-pole… CONTINUE READING