The supracostal approach for percutaneous nephrostolithotomy.

  title={The supracostal approach for percutaneous nephrostolithotomy.},
  author={Margaret Forsyth and Eugene F. Fuchs},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={137 2},
Sixty-nine patients underwent percutaneous nephrostolithotomy or ultrasonic lithotripsy through a nephrostomy tract placed over the 12th rib. All procedures were accomplished as a single stage in a standard operating room with patients under general anesthesia. With the exception of a single failed access the targeted calculus was removed in all instances. There were no episodes of postoperative pneumothorax or hydrothorax. One patient suffered delayed postoperative pneumonia and another… CONTINUE READING