Percutaneous pyelolithotomy. A new extraction technique

Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1976;10(3):257-9. doi: 10.1080/21681805.1976.11882084.


Recurrent renal calculous disease is often troublesome to treat because of technical difficulties associated with reoperation. Attempts to dissolve the stones by irrigation with various solutions has not had much success. A new extraction technique has therefore been devised whereby the stones can be removed through a percutaneous nephrostomy umder radiological control. Three cases are described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Kidney Calculi / diagnostic imaging
  • Kidney Calculi / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nephrectomy / methods*
  • Radiography
  • Recurrence