Int J Surg 2020 Aug 1;80:205-217. Epub 2020 Jul 1.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China. Electronic address:
Objectives: To develop an evidence base to guide clinicians treating adults with large proximal ureteral stones (LPUS) greater than 10 mm.
Methods: A systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCT) concerning different LPUS management techniques including laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (LU), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URL) up until March 2020. We followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis statement when searching and determining inclusion. Read More