Laparoscopic-Assisted "Microperc" of a Stone in a Pelvic Kidney of a 3-Year-Old Girl

Tepeler A., Silay M. S., Armagan A., Basibuyuk I., Akman T., AKÇAY M., ...More

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.23, no.2, pp.174-176, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Treatment of kidney stones in pelvic ectopic kidneys of children is a challenging procedure for urologists. Herein we report a case of laparoscopy-assisted "microperc'' in a 3-year-old girl with a stone in her pelvic ectopic kidney. This micro-optical system is helpful in confirming the percutaneous access and provides the possibility of fragmenting the stone without the necessity of dilating the tract.