Publication: Impact of Percutaneous Renal Access Technique on Outcomes of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
POLAT, Emre Can
ERDEM, Mehmet Remzi
ONOL, Sinasi Yavuz
Background and Purpose: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is regarded as the gold standard for the treatment of patients with renal stones larger than 2 cm in diameter. Creating a percutaneous renal access is the initial and probably the most important step in performing a PCNL. Two primary methods of obtaining proper percutaneous renal access under fluoroscopic guidance are described: The -triangulation- and the -eye of the needle- techniques. In this article, we compare these two techniques in terms of success and complication rates.
TEPELER A., ARMAGAN A., AKMAN T., POLAT E. C. , Ersoz C., TOPAKTAS R., ERDEM M. R. , ONOL S. Y. , -Impact of Percutaneous Renal Access Technique on Outcomes of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy-, JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, cilt.26, ss.828-833, 2012