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Removal of a retroperitoneal foreign body through single port laparoscopy using nephroscope
Foreign bodies are rare and challenging issues leading to symptoms according to the location. Laparoscopy is a popular and minimally invasive method used for removal of foreign bodies in the abdominal cavity or retroperitoneum. ...
Comparison of Scoring Systems in Predicting Success of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
Background: Scoring systems are useful to inform the patients about the success and complication rates of the operation prior the surgery. Aims: To determine the applicability of the popular scoring systems (Guy’s, stone ...
Reduced Radiation Fluoroscopy Protocol during Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for the Treatment of Kidney Stones
Purpose: To discuss whether fluoroscopic imaging is essential during the ureteroscopic treatment of kidney stones in an effort to diminish radiation exposure. Materials and methods: Seventy-six patients with kidney ...
Formation of obstructing blood clot in the ureter in a patient with Glanzmann-s thrombasthenia
Glanzman thrombasthenia is a rare hematologic disorder characterized by qualitative thrombocyte abnormality. Patients present with episodic mucocutaneous bleeding. Thrombosis is a paradox phenomenon observed in patients ...
Effect of the body mass index on outcomes of flexible ureterorenoscopy
The aim of the study to compare outcomes of flexible ureterorenoscopy in patients with different body mass index (BMI) scores and to explore whether the BMI has an effect on outcomes of RIRS. Five hundred and two patients ...
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of radiolucent renal stones in children: is it different opaque stone treatment?
We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), stone-free rates, and related complications in children with radiolucent renal stones. A total of 56 patients aged < 16 years from four institutions ...
Factors Affecting Outcomes of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in Horseshoe Kidneys
OBJECTIVE To analyze the patient- and procedure-related factors affecting the outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in horseshoe kidneys (HSKs).
Are small residual stone fragments really insignificant in children?
Objectives: To assess the significance of asymptomatic residual stone fragments of less than 4 mm (clinically insignificant residual fragments [CIRFs]) after shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), ...
Laparoscopic Decortication of Hilar Renal Cysts Using LigaSure
Background and Objectives: In this study, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of using the LigaSure sealing system (Valleylab, Boulder, Colorado) for laparoscopic decortication of symptomatic hilar renal cysts.
-Snodgraft- Technique for the Treatment of Primary Distal Hypospadias: Pushing the Envelope
Purpose: -Snodgraft- modification has been proposed to reduce the risk of meatal/neourethral stenosis in distal hypospadias. We applied the Snodgraft technique by using inner preputial graft in primary distal hypospadias repair.