Dr. Sur discusses the procedural challenges of removing a complete staghorn renal calculus from a middle-aged morbidly obese man. He describes the patient’s complications during a PCNL, why the procedure was abandoned, and how multiple ureteroscopy (URS) procedures using a dusting technique led to a successful outcome. Dr. Sur also highlights the importance of patient communication and establishing realistic expectations early.
The safety and viability of outpatient percutaneous nephrolithotomy and predictors of success after shock wave lithotripsy were among the research highlights in endourology/stones at the AUA annual meeting. READ>>