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SURGICAL CRAFT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 120-122

Synchronized bilateral percutaneous nephrolithotripsy in a horseshoe kidney


Urology Department, Vikram Hospital and Heart Care, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
R Krishna Rao
Rockhampton Base Hospital, Canning Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4701, Australia

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.38619

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Stone management in horseshoe kidneys is challenging: percutaneous nephrolithotripsy is a safe and effective procedure in the treatment of large stones within horseshoe kidneys. Simultaneous bilateral PCNL has been described with a single surgeon operating sequentially on one renal unit following the other under the same anesthetic. We describe synchronized bilateral PCNL by two operating teams in tandem for a patient with bilateral stag horn calculi associated with a horseshoe kidney.


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