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

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Dr. Ayman Shahine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ayman Shahine
Dr. Ayman Shahine
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Lewis
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