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- noun In surgery, the removal of a calculus from the kidney by an incision.
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- noun surgery The removal of a
renal calculusby incisioninto the kidney
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Old Tom was there too; he had had a nephrolithotomy done, the stony results of which he proudly displayed in a little glass bottle on his locker.
UroToday. com - This publication provided an opportunity to share our experience using percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in children.
They are extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and ureteroscopy.
It is inserted through the ureter. ureteroscopy - This type of surgery unlike the percutaneous nephrolithotomy surgery a surgeon does not need to make any incisions, whatsoever.
The authors looked at the effectiveness of three minimally invasive procedures: the older treatment, called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL); the ultrasound procedure, or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL); and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), which uses a fiber-optic endoscope.
"However, even modern procedures such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureteroscopic stone removal which may be needed for cases not suitable for ESWL often require post operative hospital stay."
THIRTY SIX-year-old Vimal Kishore had a normal life with a job and a house but everything changed after a nephrolithotomy in 2004.