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Urol Ann. 2019 Apr-Jun;11(2):214-216. doi: 10.4103/UA.UA_150_18.

Extra-large renal calculi removal using single puncture percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

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Suyog Urology Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

With the ever-increasing use of ultrasonography and X rays, renal calculi are being detected while still small thus large renal calculi are becoming less common. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a gold standard for the treatment of renal calculi >2 cm in size and being widely used worldwide. Here, we present a case of an extra-large kidney stone (10 cm × 7.5 cm and 2.7 cm × 2.3 cm) in a 45-year-old male patient which was removed through a single puncture PCNL.

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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy; renal calculus; staghorn calculus

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