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Article in Russian: Popov SV. et al., 2020: [Multimodal approach to the treatment of staghorn stones in modern clinic]

Popov SV, Orlov IN, Asfandiyarov FR, Skryabin ON, Suleymanov MM, Sytnik DA.
Department of Urology of FGBOU VO North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, GBUZ Public Hospital of Saint Luca, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2Astrakhan State Medicine University, Astrakhan, Russia.


This lecture is dedicated to increasing stone free rate (SFR) in patients with staghorn renal stones by using a multimodal approach. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the "gold standard" for the treatment of this group of patients. Depending on a stone size and complexity, SFR for PCNL varies from 55 to 98%. Due to low SFR, which is a main criterion for the effective procedure, various approaches currently are being suggested. In this lecture, we highlighted the following approaches: multi-access PCNL, a use of a ureteroscope in case of antegrade stone migration, a use of flexible instruments, ureterorenoscopy in combination with PCNL. Various lithotripsy techniques are briefly described. The advantage of ultrasound-guided puncture of the kidney is also discussed.
Urologiia. 2020 Jun;(3):133-136. PMID: 32597600. 



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