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., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, cilt.26, sa.7, ss.828-833, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/end.2011.0563
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.828-833


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.