Journal article

Outcome from percutaneous nephrolithotomy in patients with spinal cord injury, using a single-stage dilator for access

N Lawrentschuk, D Pan, R Grills, J Rogerson, D Angus, DR Webb, DM Bolton

BJU INTERNATIONAL | WILEY | Published : 2005


OBJECTIVE: To present our experience of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for treating urolithiasis in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) using a single-stage dilator for percutaneous access. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective database of patients with SCI having PCNL using the single-stage dilator was assessed, analysing patient data, stone-free rates, morbidity and the follow-up outcome. RESULTS: In all, 26 patients had 54 PCNLs on 32 kidneys; 20 had unilateral and six bilateral stone disease; there were many staghorn calculi (24/54). Major complications occurred in three of 54 PCNLs (6%). The complete stone-clearance rate was 87% for PCNL alone, rising to 29 of 32 kidneys (91%) or ..

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