Ureteroscopic management of lower-pole stones in a pediatric population.

  title={Ureteroscopic management of lower-pole stones in a pediatric population.},
  author={Glenn M Cannon and Marc C Smaldone and Hsi-Yang Wu and Jeffrey C Bassett and Mark F. Bellinger and Steven G. Docimo and Francis X. Schneck},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  volume={21 10},
PURPOSE We report our experience with ureteroscopy to treat lower-pole calculi in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of all ureteroscopic procedures for lower-pole stone disease at a pediatric institution from 2000 through 2005. A total of 13 girls and 8 boys with a mean age of 15 years (range 1-20 years) underwent flexible ureteroscopy for lower-pole calculi. The mean stone burden was 12 mm. Stone-free status was defined by postoperative abdominal radiography… CONTINUE READING


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