Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Versus Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in the Management of Lower-Pole Renal Stones with a Diameter of 15 to 20 mm

Bozkurt O. F. , Resorlu B., Yildiz Y., CAN C. E. , Unsal A.

JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, vol.25, no.7, pp.1131-1135, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/end.2010.0737
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1131-1135


Purpose: To compare the outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for 15 to 20 mm lower-pole (LP) renal calculi by evaluating stone-free rates and associated complications.