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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 258-262

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy of horseshoe kidney: Our institutional experience

Department of Urology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Prasun Pramanik
Department of Urology, DR. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/UA.UA_152_17

PMID: 30089983

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Purpose: To review our success in PCNL for managing large horse shoe kidney stones as primary treatment . Method: Between 2012 and 2016, a total of 23patients (24 renal units) underwent percutaneous renal surgery for stone dieses in horseshoe kidneys. Indications were HSK with stone more than 1 cm in size and failed ESWL. Results: Mean age was 35.60 ± 10.10 years out of which 18 were males and 5 females .One patient had stone in both kidneys. Mean stone size was 22.03 ± 10.33 mm . Access site was upper calyceal and subcostal in all patients. In 2 patients an extra middle calyceal puncture were used for total clearance (8.69%). Mean operation time was 67.22 ± 7.63 minutes. One patient with staghorn stone was converted to open surgery because of inaccessibility of the stone and complexity of the renal calyceal system. Post operatively, 2 renal units with residual stone more than 8mm were cleared with ESWL. Complete clearance was achieved in 21 renal units with PCNL (87.50%). There was no significant intra operative complication. Post operatively 2 patients developed fever which was treated conservatively(clavien grade I). Conclusion: PCNL can be recommended as first line of management in the treatment of horseshoe kidneys with large stone burden considering its higher clearance rate and minimal complications.

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