Reported from the USA: Mini-Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Yields Higher Stone-Free Rate

Mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPCNL) is more likely to result in stone-free than flexible ureteroscopy for adults with renal stones of 1 to 2 cm in size, according to a study published in the June issue of The Journal of Urology.

Rahul Dutta, M.D., from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and colleagues evaluated the outcomes of ureteroscopy (50 patients) versus prone mPCNL (51 patients) for adults with 1-cm to 2-cm renal stones.

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