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BioMed Research International - Volume 2017 2017, Article ID 9341042, 4 pages - https:-doi.org-10.1155-2017-9341042

Research Article

Department of Urology, Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan

Department of Urology and Renal Transportation, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan

Department of Urology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Department of Urology, Ohguchi Higashi General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Tadashi Tabei

Received 6 March 2017; Accepted 4 May 2017; Published 24 May 2017

Academic Editor: Shigeo Horie

Copyright © 2017 Tadashi Tabei et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. This study compared the effect of endourological procedures with or without the Amplatz sheath AS on cystolithotripsy. Methods. We retrospectively analysed 18 patients who underwent treatment for bladder stone over 30 mm. This study consisted of two groups, namely, patients who underwent cystolithotripsy with an AS AS group and those who underwent standard procedure without an AS SP group. The stone-free rate, total energy used for operation, operation time, days of admission after operation, and complication of both groups were compared. Results. The number of patients in the AS and SP groups was 10 and 8, respectively. Significant differences were not found between these two groups with regard to age, stone burden, stone volume, number of stones, and history of neurogenic bladder. All patients in both groups achieved a stone-free state. Total energy was significantly increased and operation time was shorter in the AS group. No significant difference was observed in terms of days of admission after operation. Any complications were not increased by the use of AS. Struvite was the most common stone component in both groups. Conclusion. Use of an AS can shorten the operation time of cystolithotripsy without increasing perioperative complication.

Autor: Tadashi Tabei, Takashi Kawahara, Shinnosuke Kuroda, Hiroki Ito, Kazuki Kobayashi, Hiroji Uemura, and Junichi Matsuzaki

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/


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