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International Braz J Urol
Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology

Vol. 40 (1): 123-124, January - February, 2014
Retroperitoneoscopic pyelolithotomy: A minimally invasive alternative for the management of large renal pelvic stone
Saurabh Sudhir Chipde, Santosh Agrawal (Editorial Comment by Dr. Hubert Swana)
Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS), Indore (M.P.), India
Introduction: Large stones in renal pelvis can be treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) or pyelolithotomy (either by open or laparoscopic techniques). PCNL is difficult in undilated system. For pyelolithotomy, laparoscopy is more preferable over the open surgery. Surgeons are more familiar with the tansperitoneoscopic anatomy than retroperitoneoscopic one, but retroperitoneoscopic approach can be attempted if we anticipate the problems in the transperitoneal route.

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