Comparison of Dilation Methods in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: Which One Is More Successful?

Nalbant I., Karakoyunlu A. N., YEŞİL S., Ekici M., Zengin K., Ozturk U., ...More

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.26, no.6, pp.478-482, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Creation of the access tract is an important step in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). In this study, we compared the efficiency and safety of Amplatz, Alken, and balloon dilation methods in the creation of the access tract.