The Impact of Sheath Size in Miniaturized Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in Adult Patients; A Matched-pair Analysis


Erbin A., Ucpinar B., Cubuk A., Yazici O., UYSAL H. , Savun M., ...More

UROLOGY JOURNAL, vol.16, no.6, pp.536-540, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.22037/uj.v0i0.4676
  • Title of Journal : UROLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.536-540
  • Keywords: kidney stone, miniaturized, nephrolithiasis, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, sheath sizes, ASSOCIATION, GUIDELINES

Abstract

Purpose: The miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPNL) can be performed by using a very wide range of different access sheaths (14-22 Fr). It has been well known that tract size is one of the main parameters affecting the complication rates in PNL. We aimed to compare 21 Fr with 16.5 Fr mPNL tract sizes in adult patients.