51ST ETCE EVENT sponsored by BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
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Two supine tubeless PCNLs (one of them bilateral), and 2 RIRSs (one of them bilateral) for urolithiasis have been carried out uneventfully.
Picture 1: Axial CT scan of the 1st patient (right supine PCNL): a 3 cm pelvis renal stone (HU 600) is showed in a patient resistent to alkanilization therapy who underwent the procedure under aspirinseleparine for cardiac problems.
Picture 2: Axial CT scan of the 2nd patient (bilateral supine tubeless PCNL): a 2 cm renal stone (HU 1200) for each side is showed in a severe obese patient (BMI 39).
Picture 3: Axial CT scan of the 3rd patient (right RIRS): a 1.2 pelvis renal stone (HU 1000) is showed at the moment of the surgery the stone was migrated into the proximal ureter.
Picture 4: Axial CT scan of the 4th patient (bilateral RIRS): several millimetric stones are showed bilaterally in a patient with medullary sponge kidney. In the right side a caliceal diverticulum was found plenty of multiple small calculi. Mucosal Incision was needed bilaterally in order to free all these small calculi.
Dr. Orazio Maugeri, Urologist at Ospedale S. Croce e Carle, Cuneo (Italy)
Prof. Pasquale Di Tonno, Associate Professor of Urology at University of Bari, Bari (Italy)
Dr. Boris Alfonso Pasquale, Urologist at San Salvatore Hospital, LAquila (Italy)
Dr. Alvarez Castelo, Urologist at Complexo Hospitalario Universitario, La Corua (Spain)
Dr. Nicola Macchione, Urologist , freelance, in Milan (Italy)