percutaneous nephrolithotomy

a technique of removing stones from the kidney via a nephroscope passed into the kidney through a track from the skin surface previously established by the presence of a catheter.

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nephrolithotomy using an endoscope that penetrates the skin.

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  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy — (PCNL) is a surgical procedure to remove stones from the kidney by a small puncture wound (up to about 1 cm) through the skin. It is most suitable to remove stones of more than 2 cm in size. It is usually done under general anesthesia or spinal… …   Wikipedia

  • percutaneous nephrolithotomy — PCNL a technique of removing stones from the kidney via a nephroscope passed into the kidney through a track from the skin surface previously established by the presence of a catheter …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Нефролитотомия Чрескожная (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy) — метод удаления камней из почки с помощью нефроскопа, который вводится в почку через поверхность кожи после введения в нее катетера. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • nephrolithotomy — Incision into the kidney for the removal of a renal calculus. [nephro + G. lithos, stone, + tome, incision] * * * neph·ro·li·thot·o·my li thät ə mē n, pl mies the surgical operation of removing a calculus from the kidney * …   Medical dictionary

  • nephrolithotomy — n. the surgical removal of a stone from the kidney by an incision into the kidney substance. It is normally performed in combination with an incision into the renal pelvis (see pyelolithotomy). See also: percutaneous nephrolithotomy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • НЕФРОЛИТОТОМИЯ ЧРЕСКОЖНАЯ — (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) метод удаления камней из почки с помощью нефроскопа, который вводится в почку через поверхность кожи после введения в нее катетера …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Kidney stone — Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • Interventional radiology — Interventional radiologists employ image guidance methods to gain access to the deep interstices of most organs and organ systems. Through a galaxy of techniques, they can treat certain conditions percutaneously (through the skin) that might… …   Medical dictionary

  • nephroscope — An endoscope passed into the renal pelvis to view it. Route of access may be percutaneous, through a surgically exposed kidney, or retrograde via the ureter. * * * neph·ro·scope nef rə .skōp n an endoscope used for inspecting …   Medical dictionary

  • interventional radiology — the performance of therapeutic or diagnostic procedures under the control of an appropriate imaging technique. Guidance is commonly by X ray fluoroscopy, ultrasound, or computerized tomography, and recently also by magnetic resonance imaging.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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