Treatment outcomes for percutaneous nephrolithotomy in renal allografts

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  • Purpose: We reviewed our experience with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in patients with renal allografts over 19 years. Materials and Methods: We cross-referenced all renal allograft recipients at our institution with all PCNLs performed. We identified 16 renal allograft recipients who underwent a total of 21 PCNL procedures between 1986 and 2005. These charts were abstracted and the outcomes reviewed. Results: The mean follow-up was 7.2 years. No loss of renal function occurred in the perioperative period. Five patients lost graft function during the follow-up period; however, none of these patients' loss of function was related to the PCNL. No patient had sepsis. Thirteen of the 16 patients were rendered stone free during long-term follow-up. Conclusions: PCNL is a safe and effective method of treating nephrolithiasis in a transplanted kidney. © 2009 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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  • 8070016
  • Author List

  • Wyatt J; Kolettis PN; Burns JR
  • Start Page

  • 1821
  • End Page

  • 1824
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 11