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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 214-218

Current role of microperc in the management of small renal calculi


Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravindra B Sabnis
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad - 387 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.117282

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'Microperc' is a recently described technique in which percutaneous renal access and lithotripsy are performed in a single step using a 16 G micropuncture needle. 'Mini-microperc' is a further technical modification in which an 8 Fr sheath is used to allow insertion of ultrasonic or pneumatic lithoclast probe with suction. The available evidence indicates that microperc is safe and efficient in the management of small renal calculi in adult and pediatric population. It can also be used for renal calculi in ectopic kidneys and bladder calculi. The high stone clearance rate and lower complication rate associated with microperc make it a viable alternative to retrograde intrarenal surgery.


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