Adjuvant surgical techniques in the removal of staghorn calculi

Academic Article


  • Surgical removal of staghorn calculi can be difficult. The authors describe a retrospective review of 21 patients who underwent 22 operations for the removal of staghorn calculi. Subsequent urinary infections occurred in 30% and recurrent stones developed in 20% of the patients. The authors emphasize the accuracy and importance of intraoperative roentgenography, the usefulness and morbidity of hemiacidrin irrigation and the postoperative stability of renal function measured by a radionuclide renal function test.
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  • Bueschen AJ; Zahm MJ; Lloyd LK
  • Start Page

  • 342
  • End Page

  • 344
  • Volume

  • 123
  • Issue

  • 3