Can We Avoid Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in High-risk Elderly Patients Using the Charlson Comorbidity Index?

Resorlu B., Diri A., Atmaca A. F. , Tuygun C., Oztuna D., Bozkurt O. F. , ...Daha Fazla

UROLOGY, cilt.79, sa.5, ss.1042-1047, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


OBJECTIVE To determine whether Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) predicts the postoperative complications after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and could be a plausible option to avoid surgery and its potential risks in elderly patients with significant comorbidites.