The impact of pelvicaliceal anatomy on the success of retrograde intrarenal surgery in patients with lower pole renal stones.

@article{Reorlu2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of pelvicaliceal anatomy on the success of retrograde intrarenal surgery in patients with lower pole renal stones.},
  author={Berkan Reşorlu and Ural Oğuz and Eylem Burcu Resorlu and Derya Gokmen Oztuna and Alpaslan Unsal},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2012},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={
          61-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of pelvicaliceal anatomy on the success of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for lower pole renal stones and determine which of these factors can be used to select patients who will benefit from RIRS. METHODS We evaluated 67 patients who underwent RIRS between 2009 and 2010 for isolated lower pole renal stones. The infundibular length (IL), infundibular width (IW), pelvicaliceal height (PCH), and infundibulopelvic angle (IPA) were measured by preoperative… CONTINUE READING
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