Category: Stones: PCNL

VS2-4 - Total radiation-free method for Percutaneous Nephrolithostomy

Fri, Sep 21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction & Objective : Percutaneous NephroLithotomy (PCNL) is the preferred technique for treating larger kidney stones (over 2cm in diameter) located within the kidney. nIt involves keyhole surgery that is performed through a 1cm incision in the skin. Stone clearance rate is better than RIRS. A research from Frence mentioned that Radiation would let physician get posterior subcapsular cataract. So we should avoid radiation as much as possible. Today we present a method is total radiation free without the risk of pelvis perforation.


Methods : We usde echo guide to set guidewire first then use DVIU to make PCN tract. Use stone basket for remove stone burden and set  D-J antegradely.


Results : OP time: 41min, Almost stone clean. PCN tract making time: 4min 11sec Blood loss:30ml


Conclusions : We should avoiding radiation as much as possible. With this method, we can perform PCNL without C-arm. It is a total radiation free procedure.

Wei-Hsuan Huang

Chief Resident
EveranHospital, Taiwan
台中市, Taichung, Taiwan (Republic of China)

Wei-Hsuan, Huang, MD
Visiting staff of EveranHospital
Chief Resident of China Medical University Hospital, Department of urology

Jen-Kai Fang

Taichung, Taiwan
China medical university hospital
Taichung, Taichung, Taiwan (Republic of China)

I'm Jen-Kai Fang, from China medical university hospital in Taiwain. I'm second year resident of urology.

Wen-Chi Chen

Visiting staff, Professor
BeiTun Distinct, Taichung, Taiwan (Republic of China)