Results and complications of spinal anesthesia in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

@article{Mehrabi2010ResultsAC,
  title={Results and complications of spinal anesthesia in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.},
  author={Sadrollah Mehrabi and Kambiz Karimzadeh Shirazi},
  journal={Urology journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={22-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the treatment of choice for large kidney calculi, staghorn calculi, and calculi that are multiple or resistant to shock wave lithotripsy. In many centers, PCNL is performed under general anesthesia. However, complications under spinal anesthesia can be less frequent. We evaluated the impact of spinal anesthesia on intra-operative and postoperative outcome in patients undergoing PCNL. MATERIALS AND METHODS The intra-operative and… CONTINUE READING

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