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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lap.2012.0270
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.174-176

Abstract

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.