Papillary vs non-papillary access during percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Retrospective, match-paired case-control study.


Tahra A., Sobay R., Bindayi A., Suceken F., Kucuk E.

Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Societa italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica, vol.92, pp.50-52, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4081/aiua.2020.1.50
  • Journal Name: Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Societa italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-52
  • Keywords: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, Access, Papillary, Non-papillary, PUNCTURE

Abstract

Objective: The most crucial steps of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) are the percutaneous access and dilation of the access route. Recent literature suggests that papillary access to renal calyx is the accepted method. Despite this rule, we do not always make papillary puncture and we puncture wherever we can to achieve stone-free status and reduce unnecessary access. In this study, we present our results with papillary vs non-papillary access in patients with a kidney stone.