Results and morbidity of percutaneous nephrolithotripsy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The medical records of the first 210 patients treated with percutaneous nephrolithotripsy at Duke University Medical Center were reviewed. Eleven patients were treated for bilateral stones for a total of 221 renal units. The procedure failed in 6 patients (2.7%). Stone fragments were retained in 55 patients (24.9%), with unplanned fragments in 41 cases (18.6%). Open surgery was subsequently performed in 4 patients (1.8%). There were no nephrectomies or deaths in our patients. Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy is a highly successful method for removal of upper tract stones and has a complication rate no higher than that of open surgical procedures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weinerth, JL; Carson, CC; Goldwasser, B; Dunnick, NR

Published Date

  • May 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 526 - 530

PubMed ID

  • 3576872

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-4295

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0090-4295(87)90044-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States