Difficulties with access in percutaneous renal surgery

Academic Article


  • Percutaneous renal surgery provides a minimally invasive approach to the kidney for stone extraction in a number of different clinical scenarios. Certain clinical cases present inherent challenges to percutaneous access to the kidney. Herein, we present scenarios in which obtaining and/or maintaining percutaneous access is difficult along with techniques to overcome the challenges commonly encountered. Also, complications associated with these challenging percutaneous renal surgeries are discussed. © 2011, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.
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  • Rais-Bahrami S; Friedlander JI; Duty BD; Okeke Z; Smith AD
  • Start Page

  • 59
  • End Page

  • 68
  • Volume

  • 3
  • Issue

  • 2