The comparison of standard and tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedures


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NALBANT İ. , Ozturk U., Sener N. C. , Dede O., Bayraktar A. M. , Imamoglu M. A.

International Braz J Urol, vol.38, no.6, pp.795-800, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1677-553820133806795
  • Title of Journal : International Braz J Urol
  • Page Numbers: pp.795-800
  • Keywords: Kidney Calculi, Nephrostomy, Percutaneous, percutaneous nephrolitotomy, Kidney Tubules, Distal, COMPLICATIONS, NEPHROSTOMY

Abstract

Purpose: To compare totally tubeless and standard percutaneous nephrolitotomy procedures on many parameters. Materials and Methods: Percutaneous nephrolitotomy was performed on 195 patients between June 2009 and May 2012. The data of those patients were evaluated retrospectively. Totally tubeless cases were enrolled to Group 1, and Group 2 consisted of non-tubeless cases (re-entry or Foley catheter). Results: Group 1 included 85 cases and group 2 a total of 110 patients. Paper tracing values for the kidney stones were 321.25 ± 102.4 mm2 and 324.10 ± 169.5 mm2 respectively. Mean fluoroscopy time was 4.9 ± 1.9 min and 5.08 ± 2.7 min, mean operation time was 78.8 ± 27.9 min and 81.9 ± 28.77 min and mean decrease in hematocrit was 2.6 ± 1.6 and 3.74 ± 1.9 respectively. All these comparisons were statistically significant. Length of hospitalization was 1.6 ± 1.1 and 3.5 ± 1.5 days for Groups 1 and 2 respectively. Mean superficial pain score was 5.8 ± 1.6 and 6.7 ± 1.2 respectively for both groups after 1 hour. At 6 hours, the scores changed to 3.87 ± 1.22 and 4.84 ± 1.3 respectively. The analgesic dose was 1.00 ± 0.7 and 1.53 ± 0.6 for the groups respectively at 6 hours. All the statistical differences were significant for these three parameters. Conclusions: We believe that, because of their post operative patient comfort and decreased length of hospital stay, totally tubeless procedures should be considered as an alternative to standard percutaneous nephrolitotomy.