Recording: PCNL in children: Tips and tricks

Pediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) requires specific training and education.

Published Thu, 11 Feb 2021
Recorded WebinarPaediatric UrologyPCNL
Organiser European School of Urology (ESU)
CME Not approved
Duration Approx. 90 minutes

Children are not just small adults and their anatomy and physiology is different than in adults. A gentle approach is necessary while performing PCNL in children. Miniaturization of the instruments has been popularized especially within the last decade. The main advantages of miniaturization are; less bleeding, less trauma to the kidney, avoiding the use of nephrostomy tube postoperatively which results in early recovery and less hospital stay. On the other hand, 'smaller is better' idea does not work for every size and type of stone in children. Therefore, choosing the optimal tract size with an effective fragmentation is a state of art.

In this course, step-by step pediatric PCNL videos is presented. Optimization strategy is discussed. And in this recorded webinar live discussion is available.

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European School of Urology (ESU)