Laparoscopic Pyelolithotomy

  • K. Senthil
  • M. Ramalingam

Generally laparoscopy is appropriate for patients with a renal pelvic stone in an ectopic kidney and for those who need adjunctive procedures such as a pyeloplasty. Laparoscopy does not result in nephron injury and is advantageous in children with large stone burden. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) may require more than one puncture in a similar situation.

A computed tomography (CT) scan is a useful investigation to determine the exact relationship of the stone to the pelvis and calyces.


Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Vicryl Suture Stay Suture Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty Ectopic Kidney 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Senthil
    • 1
  • M. Ramalingam
    • 2
  1. 1.Gowtham AnnexeCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.K.G. Hospital and Post Graduate InstituteG. Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial HospitalCoimbatoreIndia

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