Retrograde intrarenal surgery and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of stones in horseshoe kidney; what are the advantages and disadvantages compared to each other?


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Kartal I., Cakici M. C. , SELMİ V. , SARI S. , Ozdemir H., Ersoy H.

CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.72, no.2, pp.156-162, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5173/ceju.2019.1906
  • Title of Journal : CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-162

Abstract

Introduction Kidney stones occur more frequently in patients with a horseshoe kidney (HSK) anomaly. Abnormal anatomy may make the stone removal procedures more difficult. Therefore we aimed to evaluate and compare retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for the treatment of renal stones in the HSK anomaly.