Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy in selected patients.

  title={Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy in selected patients.},
  author={Bannakij Lojanapiwat and S Soonthornphan and Supot Wudhikarn},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  volume={15 7},
BACKGROUND Placement of the nephrostomy tube is the last step after completion of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). We were able to demonstrate in selected patients who had undergone PCNL that the use of an externalized ureteral catheter can reduce postoperative discomfort without complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 37 patients underwent tubeless PCNL with an externalized 6F ureteral catheter for 48 hours. Inclusion criteria were use of a single access site where the renal unit… CONTINUE READING


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