Nephrolithotripsy is a medical procedure done to remove kidney stones. It is usually recommended for larger kidney stones or stones in the ureter and also when other treatment options have failed.
- Nephrolithotripsy is performed under general anaesthesia.
- The procedure takes about 1 hour.
- The surgeon makes one or two small incisions in your back and puts a hollow tube and a probe through it.
- The hollow tube or scope, along with the probe is inserted into the kidney through your bladder.
- A puncture is made in the kidney which is guided by X-ray imaging and the stones are removed.
- More than one puncture may be required for larger stones.
- When the procedure is completed, the surgeon may leave drainage tubes in the kidney.
- Most effective for patients with multiple stones, larger stones are stones in the ureter.
- Blood clots
- Injury to the surrounding organs
- Perforation in the kidney
- Damage that affects normal kidney function
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