Treatment of renal stones in infants: comparing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Urolithiasis, 05/18/2012

Mini–percutaneous nephrolithotomy is an effective and feasible alternative monotherapy for large renal stones (15–25 mm) in infants, with a higher stone–free rate and a lower complication rate when compared with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

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