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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.22037/uj.v0i0.4676
  • Journal Name: UROLOGY JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.536-540
  • Keywords: kidney stone, miniaturized, nephrolithiasis, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, sheath sizes, ASSOCIATION, GUIDELINES
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


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.