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Critical analysis of supracostal access for percutaneous renal surgery.

Critical analysis of supracostal access for percutaneous renal surgery. Percutaneous renal surgery is currently performed for complex renal calculi as well as for various other endourological indications. In many patients an upper pole nephrostomy tract allows direct access to most of the intrarenal collecting system. Upper pole percutaneous access may be obtained via the supracostal or subcostal approach. The preferred route depends on the location and size of the specific stone or lesion. Previously others have cautioned against the supracostal approach above the 12th rib and many have discouraged an approach above the 11th rib due to concern about the increased risk of intrathoracic complications. We retrospectively assessed the morbidity associated with supracostal percutaneous renal surgery and compared and analyzed the morbidity of the supracostal and subcostal approaches. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of urology Pubmed

Critical analysis of supracostal access for percutaneous renal surgery.

The Journal of urology , Volume 166 (4): -1235 – Dec 4, 2001

Critical analysis of supracostal access for percutaneous renal surgery.


Abstract

Percutaneous renal surgery is currently performed for complex renal calculi as well as for various other endourological indications. In many patients an upper pole nephrostomy tract allows direct access to most of the intrarenal collecting system. Upper pole percutaneous access may be obtained via the supracostal or subcostal approach. The preferred route depends on the location and size of the specific stone or lesion. Previously others have cautioned against the supracostal approach above the 12th rib and many have discouraged an approach above the 11th rib due to concern about the increased risk of intrathoracic complications. We retrospectively assessed the morbidity associated with supracostal percutaneous renal surgery and compared and analyzed the morbidity of the supracostal and subcostal approaches.

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ISSN
0022-5347
pmid
11547050

Abstract

Percutaneous renal surgery is currently performed for complex renal calculi as well as for various other endourological indications. In many patients an upper pole nephrostomy tract allows direct access to most of the intrarenal collecting system. Upper pole percutaneous access may be obtained via the supracostal or subcostal approach. The preferred route depends on the location and size of the specific stone or lesion. Previously others have cautioned against the supracostal approach above the 12th rib and many have discouraged an approach above the 11th rib due to concern about the increased risk of intrathoracic complications. We retrospectively assessed the morbidity associated with supracostal percutaneous renal surgery and compared and analyzed the morbidity of the supracostal and subcostal approaches.

Journal

The Journal of urologyPubmed

Published: Dec 4, 2001

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