Turkish Journal of Urology
ENDOUROLOGY - Original Article

Comparison of the micro-percutaneous neprhrolithotomy results between adult and pediatric cases: Is it safe and effective for pediatric cases?


Department of Urology, Gaziantep University Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey


Department of Urology, İzmir Egepol Hospital, İzmir, Turkey


Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey

Turk J Urol 2021; 47: 293-298
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2021.20557
Read: 135 Downloads: 59 Published: 01 July 2021

Objective: To compare the safety and effectivity of micro percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MicroPNL) in adults and children.

Material and methods: Twenty children and twenty adult patients underwent MicroPNL were evaluated prospective consecutively,between June 2016 and December 2017,who were not suitable for retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS).Demographic data,stone free rates,length of hospitalization,duration of the operation,fluoroscopy time,transfusion rates,requirement of double J (D-J) catheter implantation and complications were examined.

Results: Seventeen patients with complete data in each group were evaluated within the scope of the study. Mean age was 40.76±14.96 (18-67) years in adults and 5.38±3.84 (10 months-14 years) years in children.There were no differences found between two groups for the mean operation time, fluoroscopy time,and length of hospitalization.Total success rate was noted 94.11% in each group (p=1).While no complications were seen in adults, three complications developed in the pediatric group (p=0.07). One patient in children group had steinstrasse.In addition,intraperitoneal fluid extravasation occurred in one pediatric patient during the operation.After paracentesis,postoperative period was observed uneventful.Also,one pediatric patient had high fever due to urinary tract infection.While there was no need for perioperative D-J catheter implantation in adults,D-J catheter was implanted in 6 (35.29%) pediatric patients, due to fragmented stone burden (p= 0.007) (Table 1).

Conclusion: According to our results, micaroPNL is safe and effective treatment option in symptomatic renal stones smaller than 2 cm, especially in adults. Unfortunately,it needs more attention due to the risk of complications in pediatric population

Cite this article as: Seckiner I, Baturu M, Bayrak O ¨ , Ecemis O, Sen H. Micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy results in adults and pediatric patients: Is it safe for children? Turk J Urol. 2021;47(4):293-298.

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