Comparsion of RIRS and PCNL and ESWL stone treatments

Nowdays very rarely open surgery is used for stone treatments and this changes is due to massive improvisations in techniques and continous research.

Minimally invasive techniques such as PCNL, retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), and laparoscopic stone surgery are all suited for high success rates.

European Urology Guidelines recommend ESWL as the first treatment option in renal stones smaller than 2 cm in size and PCNL in stones larger than 2 cm.

With advancements in laser technology, new generation flexible ureteroscopes with high success and effective lithotripters such as electromagnetic and holmium laser have been developed and RIRS became an important alternative in the treatment of even large urinary stones.

Final choice of treatment depends on

  • Availability of technology in the hospital
  • Experience of urologists
  • Cost and affordability of patient
  • Any associated medical conditions of patient
  • Age and medical fitness of patient

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