Totally tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a prospective randomized controlled study

@article{Chang2011TotallyTP,
  title={Totally tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a prospective randomized controlled study},
  author={Chien-Hsing Chang and Chung-jing Wang and Shi-Wei Huang},
  journal={Urological Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={39},
  pages={459-465}
}
The purpose of this study was to perform a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the role, safety, and effectiveness of totally tubeless PCNL and whether this procedure is less morbid in terms of analgesia requirement, related complications and convalescence. A total of 131 patients, with impacted ureteropelvic junction stone or single renal pelvic stone larger than 20 mm, were prospectively randomized (using random numbers table) into two groups, and underwent conventional (63 patients) or… CONTINUE READING