Modified Johnson basket for antegrade stone extraction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A modification of a classic Johnson stone basket has been made, such that this basket can pass easily over an angiographic guide wire. With this modification, the Johnson stone basket is an excellent instrument for use in an antegrade or a retrograde fashion for retrieving impacted ureteral calculi. Eleven patients had ureteral calculi manipulated. Of the six ureteral calculi manipulated with standard retractable baskets, only three were successfully extracted from impacted positions. Of the five manipulated with the modified Johnson stone basket, however, four were successfully extracted. The modified Johnson stone basket is an essential instrument in percutaneous manipulation of ureteral calculi.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carson, CC; Braun, S; Weinerth, JL; Dunnick, NR

Published Date

  • October 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 359 - 360

PubMed ID

  • 6485195

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-4295

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0090-4295(84)90211-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States