Comparison of Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Methods For Management of Big- Sized Kidney Stones(>= 4 cm): Single Center Retrospective Study

Karakoyunlu A. N. , Cakici M. C. , SARI S. , Hepsen E., Ozok H. U. , Sagnak A. L. , ...More

UROLOGY JOURNAL, vol.16, no.3, pp.232-235, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : UROLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-235
  • Keywords: nephrolithiasis, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, retrograde intrarenal surgery, RENAL STONES, PYELOLITHOTOMY, MM


Purpose: Management of >= 4 cm sized kidney stone is a rarely seen problem in urology. Few studies are present about this issue. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy(PNL), Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery(RIRS) and open surgery are the methods used in stone management. In our study we aimed to compare RIRS and PNL in the management of >= 4 cm sized kidney stones.