Indian Journal of Urology
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 256--262

Functional evaluation before stone surgery: Is it mandatory?


Rishi Nayyar, Nikhil Khattar, Rajeev Sood 
 Department of Urology, RML Hospital and PGIMER, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rishi Nayyar
Department of Urology, RML Hospital and PGIMER, New Delhi - 110 001
India

Functional evaluation of the renal unit has often been quoted as a standard practice for management of stone disease of the upper urinary tract. However, there is very little available evidence from the existing literature to directly support or refute this practice. Here we try to critically review the existing literature on related questions, put into perspective its clinical utility and attempt to rationalize the concept of functional evaluation in patients of renal stone disease in the contemporary era of minimally invasive surgery.


How to cite this article:
Nayyar R, Khattar N, Sood R. Functional evaluation before stone surgery: Is it mandatory?.Indian J Urol 2012;28:256-262


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Nayyar R, Khattar N, Sood R. Functional evaluation before stone surgery: Is it mandatory?. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];28:256-262
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