Arch Esp Urol 2017 Jun;70(5):542-549
Servicio de Urología. Hospital Universitario de Getafe. Madrid. España.
J Pediatr Urol 2015 Jun 7;11(3):120.e1-5. Epub 2015 Mar 7.
Department of Paediatric Urology, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TH, UK. Electronic address:
Introduction: This retrospective review was undertaken to identify the postoperative outcomes of children undergoing 'mini' percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) at a single institution.
Objective: Outcomes measured included: percentage of stone clearance, postoperative analgesia requirements, the need for intraoperative or postoperative blood transfusion, length of stay and morbidity.
Study Design: A total of 46 patients were reviewed over a two-and-a-half-year period; the mean age was 7. Read More
J Endourol 2010 Oct;24(10):1579-82
Department of Urology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy, safety, and morbidity of minimally invasive tract in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (Mini-PCNL) for renal stones in comparison with the standard PCNL.
Patients And Methods: In a randomized trial, 69 patients (72 renal units) undergoing Mini-PCNL (group 1) from May 2004 to December 2007 were compared with a similar group of 111 (115 renal units) patients undergoing standard PCNL (group 2). Patients who needed more than one percutaneous tract or who had simultaneously undergone the two techniques on the same renal unit were excluded from the study group. Read More
J Pediatr Urol 2015 Apr 4;11(2):78.e1-5. Epub 2015 Mar 4.
Department of Urology, Sohag University, Egypt.
Introduction/background: Many authors reported their experience with supine PCNL in adult population comparing the outcome with prone PCNL and they found that the stone free rate and the operative time were in favor of prone PCNL with a lower patient morbidity among patients with supine PCNL. This encouraged us to perform supine PCNL in pediatric population.
An Objective: In this study we evaluated the safety and efficacy of supine PCNL in pediatric population. Read More
Urolithiasis 2017 Dec 22;45(6):585-589. Epub 2017 Feb 22.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, 44519, Zagazig, Egypt.
To assess the safety and efficacy of minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPCNL) as compared to standard PCNL (sPCNL) for management of 2-3-cm renal stones in the flank-free modified supine position. Between September 2010 and December 2013, 150 patients (168 renal units) with 2-3-cm renal stones were prospectively randomized into two treatment groups; Group A (75 patients/87 renal units) treated by mPCNL and Group B (75 patients/81 renal units) treated by sPCNL. In both groups, the patients were placed in the flank-free modified supine position. Read More