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J Minim Access Surg. 2005 Oct;1(4):173-80. doi: 10.4103/0972-9941.19264.

Laparoscopy in the management of stone disease of urinary tract.

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Department Of Urology, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029.

Abstract

As in other fields of urology, the use of minimally invasive techniques has helped decrease the morbidity and convalescence associated with the management of urolithiasis. Laparoscopy has also been used as one of the minimally invasive techniques. This has developed particularly with the increasing experience and use of intracorporeal suturing techniques. However, in comparison with other surgeries, laparoscopy for stone removal is relatively uncommon and we review the current indications, technical limitation and results.

KEYWORDS:

laparoscopy; pyelolithotomy; ureterolithotomy; urolithiasis

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