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J Urol. 1994 Mar;151(3):686-8.

Percutaneous stone removal with the patient in a flank position.

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  • 1Department of Surgery (Division of Urology), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

Abstract

We report a case of percutaneous removal of a staghorn calculus that was accomplished in a morbidly obese patient while he was in a full flank position. In this position, the stone could be successfully accessed and fragmented without compromising the pulmonary status of the patient.

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