Each year, more than 500,000 people visit the emergency room because of kidney stones. People with kidney stones may often experience back or back pain. Behind it is the minimum aggressor responsible.
This is done through a small percutaneous tract (11-20 F) with a miniature endoscope and was named minimally invasive or mini-PCNL. This method was initially described as an alternative percutaneous approach for large renal stones in the pediatric patient population.
PCNL begins by making a small incision in the skin. Then, a small camera is inserted into the kidney and a special instrument is used to break the kidney stone into small pieces and suction the pieces. After surgery, patients usually return home the same day with limited pain.
Treatment of large kidney stones can be complicated. One of the most effective ways to treat large kidney stones is a highly specialized procedure called tubeless mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini PCNL). This minimally invasive surgery allows us to remove kidney stones through small incisions and provides patients with a quick and easy recovery, especially compared to treatments used in the past.
What differentiates mini PCNL from standard PCNL is that it is performed through a smaller opening and with smaller instruments. As a result, patients experience:
Kidney stone pain can be so severe that some people compare it to childbirth. Other symptoms of kidney stones include: