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Although percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) comprises only 4% to 6% of all stone surgeries (J Urol 2005; 173:848-57), it behooves the urologist with an interest in stone disease to be facile in this treatment modality in order to offer patients the most appropriate and effective treatment for their stones. READ>>
Patients undergoing ureteroscopy while remaining on anticoagulant therapy may be at increased risk for bleeding complications, including significant bleeding events and unplanned returns to the operating room, according to a retrospective study from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. READ>>
A 76-year-old male with past medical history of hypertension, lumbar spinal stenosis, morbid obesity, and erectile dysfunction presented to an emergency department with acute right-sided worsening of his chronic back pain. He was subsequently found to have a 7-mm obstructing right distal ureteral stone accompanied by hydroureteronephrosis on abdominal computed tomography (CT) imaging. READ>>