Mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus retrograde intrarenal surgery for the treatment of 10 –20 mm lower pole renal stones: a systematic review and meta-analysis

ConclusionOur analysis showed that both procedures are safe for treatment of 10 –20 mm lower pole renal stones with similar complication rates, operative times, fluoroscopy times and length of hospital stay, but mini-PCNL was significantly superior in effectiveness with a higher success rate. Based on these results, mini-PCNL may be included in the guidelines as a safe and e ffective alternative treatment for 10–20 mm lower pole stones.
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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