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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 536-543

Operative management of pediatric urolithiasis


Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA

Correspondence Address:
Ranjiv I Mathews
Associate Professor of Pediatric Urology, Brady Urological Institute, John Hopkins Hospital, 148 Marburg, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.74454

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Surgical management of urinary stones in children remains challenging due to the smaller caliber of the urinary tract. Specific instruments have been designed to overcome some of the issues related to pediatric stone management. Endoscopic and percutaneous modalities for stone management have been shown to be as safe and effective in providing stone clearance in children as in adults. Technologies that have been shown to be safe in adults are being miniaturized for use in children. The current literature regarding pediatric urolithiasis was reviewed in an effort to identify trends in operative management. Additionally, techniques used successfully at our institution are described. Although not an exhaustive review of all available modalities and instruments, this review will provide an overview of the current techniques for the management of pediatric urolithiasis.


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