Type of Surgery
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a surgical procedure to remove stones from the kidney by a small puncture wound (up to about 1 cm) through the skin. It is most suitable to remove stones of more than 2 cm in size. It is usually done under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia.
In 2000, the estimated number of doctor visits and outpatient hospital visits by adults aged 20 or older with â€ścalculus of kidney and uretersâ€ť as a listed diagnosis was of 2 million visits with urolithiasis as the primary diagnosis.
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