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Can you tell me about having percutaneous nephrolithotomy surgery for kidney stone?

Here are some... Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is done through small opening(s) in the back to access, break, wash-out, and extract stone/fragments with various high-tech stone-breaking machines such as ultrasound, EHL, holmium laser, etc. Most patients tolerate it very well after adjusting to realistic expectation and judiciously using pain medications. For detail, ask Doc timely. Read more...

Can you tell me about (renal) stone surgeries having details of pcnl (percutaneous nephrolithotomy)?

See below. Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/definition/con-20024829. Read more...

Is it better to have extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcnl)?

Stone size determine. Shockwave lithotripsy minimally invasive, but not very effective for stones larger than 1 cm in diameter, and can not be used for branching "staghorn" stones. Can be used for larger stones if infectious in origin because they break up more easier. Percutaneous is more invasive, but usually a "one shot" procedure to clean out all the stone material.Swl requires minimal to no skill, pcnl needs skill. Read more...
Depend... The size and load of stones, and anatomical structures of kidneys play important roles in choosing eswl or pcnl. If stone is <1.5 cm, single or 2, go with eswl; if beyond those, go with pcnl. But either way, one has to commit to cope through possible need for intervention with scopic procedure, stenting, laser lithotripsy, etc. That is real life, no magic around. Read more...

Can you tell me how is a percutaneous nephrolithotomy performed?

Keyhole. PCNL is performed through a tiny puncture in the back which allows a scope to be passed directly into the kidney. This is done under anesthesia and usually requires less than2 days in the hospital . Read more...

Is lithotripsy better or percutaneous nephrolithotomy better?

Stone size determine. Shockwave lithotripsy minimally invasive, but not very effective for stones larger than 1 cm in diameter, and can not be used for branching "staghorn" stones. Can be used for larger stones if infectious in origin because they break up more easier. Percutaneous is more invasive, but usually a "one shot" procedure to clean out all the stone material.Swl requires minimal to no skill, pcnl needs skill. Read more...
It depends. Larger (>20 mm or >10-15 mm in lower pole) stones are probably best treated via percutaneous approach (pcnl). Shockwave lithotripsy (swl) may be less invasive for smaller stones. Swl (and ureteroscopy) may be combined with pcnl to remove all stone material. Pcnl typically requires inpatient hospitalization, more pain, risk of bleeding, but is more likely to result in complete stone clearance. Read more...

What is percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy like? I might need it.

See answer. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcnl) is a surgical procedure to remove stones from the kidney by a small puncture wound (up to about 1 cm) through the flank/back. It is most suitable to remove larger stones of more than 2 cm in size. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl), which is an outpatient, non-invasive "blasting" of stones, is generally used for treating smaller stones. Read more...
Kidney stones. Under anesthetic, a needle is passes through the skin to the site of kidney stone, either to remove it or to shoot it woth a form of energy that lakes it break into smaller pieces that can pass in the urine. Read more...