Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for complete staghorn calculi in preschool children.

  title={Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for complete staghorn calculi in preschool children.},
  author={Monish Aron and Rajiv Yadav and Rajiv Goel and Ashok K Hemal and Narmada Prasad Gupta},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  volume={19 8},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for the management of complete staghorn calculi in children <or=5 years old. PATIENTS AND METHODS The charts of 19 preschool children (15 boys, 4 girls) aged 20 months to 5 years (mean 4.2 years) with complete staghorn calculi who underwent PCNL at our center over a 3-year period were reviewed. The mean stone burden was 972 mm2 (range 870-1210 mm2). All procedures were performed with the patient… CONTINUE READING
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