Single-stage percutaneous extraction of renal calculi1
Stevan B. Streem, M.D.
Margaret G. Zelch, M.D.
Barbara Risius, M.D.
Michael A. Geisinger, M.D.
The routine application of percutaneous techniques to the management of patients with renal calculous disease is evolving rapidly. Of 74 patients requiring surgery for renal calculous disease, 64 (86%) were deemed suitable candidates for percutaneous stone removal rather than standard open surgical intervention. The percutaneous procedure was successful in 60 (94%) of these patients. Compared to a standard surgical procedure, the percutaneous extraction technique resulted in shorter hospitalization and an earlier return to prehospital activity.