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What can I do for 2x1 CM kidney stone?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Probable PNL
2x1 CM stone is quite large and best managed by percuteous nephro-lithotripsy.
This will involve having a tube placed in the kidney by urologist or interventional radiologist. Then nephroscope is passed thru tube and kidney is broken up by laser or lithoclst. Your stone is certainly to big for ureteroscopic lithotripsy and larger than recommendations for shockwave lithotripsy (most non-invasive).

In brief: Probable PNL
2x1 CM stone is quite large and best managed by percuteous nephro-lithotripsy.
This will involve having a tube placed in the kidney by urologist or interventional radiologist. Then nephroscope is passed thru tube and kidney is broken up by laser or lithoclst. Your stone is certainly to big for ureteroscopic lithotripsy and larger than recommendations for shockwave lithotripsy (most non-invasive).
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Options
Treatment options may depend on location.
Available options include ureteroscopy (using small camera scope to treat stone through urinary tube, no incisions), eswl (extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - using shock energy to break up stones) and pcnl (percutaneous nephrolithotomy - tube into kidney to extract stone). Each option has pros/cons..Talk to urologist to choose best/successful option.

In brief: Options
Treatment options may depend on location.
Available options include ureteroscopy (using small camera scope to treat stone through urinary tube, no incisions), eswl (extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - using shock energy to break up stones) and pcnl (percutaneous nephrolithotomy - tube into kidney to extract stone). Each option has pros/cons..Talk to urologist to choose best/successful option.
Dr. Matthew Thom
Dr. Matthew Thom
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: ? symptoms
Treatment depends on symptoms, whether it is obstructing or not.
Please check with your doctor/urologist/nephrologist.

In brief: ? symptoms
Treatment depends on symptoms, whether it is obstructing or not.
Please check with your doctor/urologist/nephrologist.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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