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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lap.2015.0618
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.478-482

Abstract

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.