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Percutaneous stone extraction from the kidney (PCNL)

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Percutaneous stone extraction from the kidney (PCNL)

Percutaneous stone removal from the kidney is known as percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy. It involves keyhole surgery performed through a 1cm incision in the skin overlying the kidney. The operation will be performed with X-Ray imaging to guide the tube into the correct position. The patients usually remains in hospital for no longer than 3 or 4 days.

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