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RMJ. 2015; 40(4): 409-412


Endoscopic treatment of large vesical calculi

Abdur Rauf, Ishaq Ahmed, Mirza Hammad Rauf, Hiba Choudhry, Mariam Rauf.




Abstract

Objective: To determine the efficiency and safety of endoscopic treatment of large vesical calculi with the available modern endoscopic instruments.

Methology: In case series, patients were collected randomly from 2007 to 2014. Patients were diagnosed with ultrasound and Nephroscope with Swiss pneumatic lithoclast, lithotrite and stone punch were used for treatment.

Results: Majority of the patient could be managed with the method adopted. Stone size, hardness or softness, gender were the factors affecting treatment. Associated prostate pathology was seen in four patients. Postoperative complications included hemorrhage, perforation, residual stone and transurethral resection of prostate syndrome.

Conclusion: Overall, it is a safe procedure except in patients with large enlarged prostate and large vesical calculi. Very hard vesical calculus may need vesicolithotomy.

Key words: Vesical calculus, lithoclast, lithotrite, stone punch, vesicolithotomy.






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