Bilateral Laparoscopic Stone Surgery for Renal Stones- A Case Series

Akbar Nouralizadeh, Amir H Kashi, Reza Valipour, Mahmood Reza Nasiri Kopaee, Mahdi Zeinali, Reza Sarhangnejad



Purpose: To present our experience with synchronous or metachronous laparoscopic pyelolithotomy and ureterolithotomy for patients with bilateral urolithiasis.
Materials and Methods: The data of all patients who underwent laparoscopic pyelolithotomy (± ureterolithotomy) for bilateral renal and/or ureteral stones from November 2009 to July 2014 were included. Laparoscopic operations were performed through a transperitoneal approach.
Results: 10 patients underwent laparoscopic operations for renal stones (19 kidney stones) and ureteral stones (1 ureteral stone). 4 patients underwent synchronous operations and 6 patients underwent metachronous operations. The mean ± SD of operation duration were 212 ± 51 minutes for synchronous operations and 166 ± 41 minutes for metachronous operations. Residual stone was observed 5 patients. No patient developed urinary leakage.
Conclusion: Laparoscopic pyelolithotomy and/or ureterolithotomy for bilateral stones is a feasible option in centers with experience in laparoscopy.

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