Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy: spinal versus general anesthesia.

  title={Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy: spinal versus general anesthesia.},
  author={Murat Gonen and Betul Basaran},
  journal={Urology journal},
  volume={11 1},
PURPOSE Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) with double-J stenting is a good option for large kidney calculi without increasing blood loss. In many centers tubeless PCNL is performed under general anesthesia. In the present study we evaluated the impact of spinal anesthesia in patients undergoing tubeless PCNL. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between February 2011 and February 2012, forty six patients with kidney calculi were treated with tubeless PCNL. Of these patients 26 were treated under… CONTINUE READING