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Staghorn kidney stone removal?
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Dr. John Jackson
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Nephrolithotomy
While smaller kidneys stones can often be passed, staghorn stones often form in the calyces or conduit between the kidney and the ureters.
These are considered complicated stones and often will require percutaneous (through the skin) nephrolithotomy by a urologist.

In brief: Nephrolithotomy
While smaller kidneys stones can often be passed, staghorn stones often form in the calyces or conduit between the kidney and the ureters.
These are considered complicated stones and often will require percutaneous (through the skin) nephrolithotomy by a urologist.
Dr. John Jackson
Dr. John Jackson
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Dr. James Krick
Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stag horn stone
The current standard of care for staghorn stones is percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
Often can be accomplished in a single surgery but large dense stones sometimes require multiple procedures.

In brief: Stag horn stone
The current standard of care for staghorn stones is percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
Often can be accomplished in a single surgery but large dense stones sometimes require multiple procedures.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Kidney stone
Save a kidney, you have two and it would be nice to keep both of them working.

In brief: Kidney stone
Save a kidney, you have two and it would be nice to keep both of them working.
Dr. Gregory Fehr
Dr. Gregory Fehr
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
In brief: Here is ...
Nowadays, it would be most logical to remove it, staghorn stone, through small opening(s) in the back with scopes and high-tech machine to break, wash out, or extract the stone / fragments.
Best wish...

In brief: Here is ...
Nowadays, it would be most logical to remove it, staghorn stone, through small opening(s) in the back with scopes and high-tech machine to break, wash out, or extract the stone / fragments.
Best wish...
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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