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.

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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...

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 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...

How is a percutaneous nephrolithotomy done?

Via tube in kidney. Placement of nephrostomy tube through flank into kidney. Then passing a nephroscope (operating telescope for kidneys) through nephrostomy tube and breaking up or pulverizing kidney stone mechanically, by laser or ultrasound by a probe through the nephroscope. Procedure is performed under direct observation via a camera attached to the nephroscope telescope. Read more...