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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 113-115

Laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous nephrolithotomy in ectopic kidney

1 Department of Urology, JN Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed-to-be-University), Belagavi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Urology, ES Kidney Foundation, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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Dr. R B Nerli
Department of Urology, JN Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed-to-be-University), JNMC Campus, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi - 590 010, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jss.JSS_25_18

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Renal calculi pose challenges to the health of a person with a normal anatomically positioned kidney. If renal stones occur in a pelvic ectopic kidney, then the health risk it poses is even higher and challenging for urologists. Various approaches have been suggested for the treatment of diverse forms of kidney stones and grounded on the stone distribution and location. The elimination rate of those kidney stones depends principally on the size of the stones, position, and the success of prior attempts. In patients with ectopic kidneys, laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is an option. In this paper, we have reviewed the findings from various studies and have arrived at the same conclusion that PCNL is safe and effective in managing pelvic renal kidney stones when it is done alongside laparoscopy.

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