Transl Androl Urol 2021 Apr;10(4):1734-1742
Department of Urology, Qiandongnan People's Hospital Affiliated to Guizhou Medical University, Kaili, China.
Background: To compare the safety and efficacy of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for the treatment of renal lithiasis in patients with pelvic ectopic kidney.
Methods: From January 2015 to October 2017, mini-PCNL and RIRS were performed in ten patients diagnosed with lithiasis in pelvic ectopic kidneys, including three cases under laparoscopy-assisted mini-PCNL. Patient demographics and perioperative characteristics (age, gender, BMI, side of pelvic kidney, stone size, stone number, stone location, special medical history, and ASA physical status classification), and operative and post-operative related details (operation time, hospital stay, blood loss, VAS, analgesic requirement, complications, and stone free outcome) were reviewed. Read More