Anatrophic nephrolithotomy: Is it really an obsolete procedure? - Abstract

Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Getafe, Madrid, España.


Since the introduction of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and the various modalities of endoscopic surgery, the number of open procedures for the treatment of urolithiasis has decreased dramatically. The use of these techniques in the management of easier cases leaves no doubt, but there is still some controversy about what should be the best treatment option for the largest and most complex staghorn calculi. Anatrophic nephrolithotomy is still considered the gold standard for the treatment of such lithiasis. This paper presents in detail the key technical points to consider during its performance.

Article in English, Spanish.

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Reference: Arch Esp Urol. 2011 Apr;64(3):289-296.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21502700 Stone Disease Section



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