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Endourology pp 133-141 | Cite as

Stones in Caliceal Diverticula: Removal by Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

  • J. W. Thüroff
  • P. Alken

Abstract

Pyelocaliceal diverticula are rare congenital malformations of the renal collecting system, with a small cavity being connected by a narrow channel to a calix or the renal pelvis, and both the diverticulum and the collecting channel are lined by transitional epithelium [1]. The incidence of this malformation as found on routine IVP studies is reportedly between 0.21% [2] and 0.45% [3]. No treatment is required unless symptoms from the most common complications of stone formation and infection occur [1].

Keywords

Renal Pelvis Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Percutaneous Puncture Stone Disintegration Nephrostomy Catheter 
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  • J. W. Thüroff
  • P. Alken

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