Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in Infants, Preschool Age, and Older Children With Different Sizes of Instruments

Unsal A., Resorlu B., Kara C., Bozkurt O. F. , Ozyuvali E.

UROLOGY, vol.76, no.1, pp.247-252, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.urology.2009.08.087
  • Journal Name: UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-252
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVES To compare the morbidity and success rates among different age groups of children undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) using adult-or pediatric-sized devices. PCNL for renal stones in children may present problems because of small size, mobility of the pediatric kidney, and the small size of the collecting system.