Impact of Percutaneous Renal Access Technique on Outcomes of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy


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TEPELER A., ARMAGAN A., AKMAN T., POLAT E. C. , Ersoz C. , TOPAKTAS R., ...More

JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, vol.26, no.7, pp.828-833, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/end.2011.0563
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.828-833

Abstract

Background and Purpose: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is regarded as the gold standard for the treatment of patients with renal stones larger than 2 cm in diameter. Creating a percutaneous renal access is the initial and probably the most important step in performing a PCNL. Two primary methods of obtaining proper percutaneous renal access under fluoroscopic guidance are described: The "triangulation'' and the "eye of the needle'' techniques. In this article, we compare these two techniques in terms of success and complication rates.