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J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2012; 11(1): 39-41

Calculus Nephrectomy: Dilemma of Developing Countries

Shoukat Ali Mughal, Shafique-ur-Rehman Memon, Jai Pal Paryani, Noshad Ahmed Shaikh.

OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of simple nephrectomy in patients presenting with
MATERIAL & METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients presented at University hospital
with urolithiasis during January 2007 to December 2010. The data were collected for patients
who underwent nephrectomy for stone disease.
RESULTS: Total number of patients admitted with urolithiasis was 2600. Out of these, 88
(3.38%) patients underwent simple nephrectomy for non-functioning kidney. Mean age of patients
was 32.5 years, males were 62 (70.45%) and females were 26 (29.55%). Flank pain was
predominated symptom in 88% of patients. Mean duration of symptoms was 2.4 years. Mean
size of stone was 4.1cm. Seventy patients had stones in renal pelvis.
CONCLUSION: Percentage of calculus nephrectomy among patients of urolithiasis is 3.38%.

Key words: Nephrectomy, Urolithiasis, Nonfunctioning kidney.

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