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, 33 (8), 1147-9

[Clinical Experience of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy]

[Article in Japanese]
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[Clinical Experience of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy]

[Article in Japanese]
Y Taki et al. Hinyokika Kiyo.


Between July, 1984 and January, 1986, 20 cases of renal and ureteral stones were treated by percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). Stone removal was successful in 17 cases (85%). In 14 cases, stones were removed completely and in 3 cases there were small residual fragments. There were 4 major and 9 minor complications. The major complications consisted of loss of tract in 2 cases, bleeding from the tract after removal of nephrostomy catheter in 1 case and pneumothorax in 1 case. The minor complications consisted of small perforation during PNL in 6 cases, gross hematuria impossible to continue PNL in 2 cases and ureteral injury due to ureteral occlusion catheter in 1 case. No patients required blood transfusion. In near future all urologists will be required to master the technique of PNL.

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