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Advances in UrologyVolume 2009 2009, Article ID 295825, 3 pages

Case ReportDepartment of Urology, Kingston General Hospital, Queen's University, 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 2V7

Received 4 March 2009; Accepted 21 April 2009

Academic Editor: Sangtae Park

Copyright © 2009 Darren Beiko 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.


We report the first case of totally tubeless outpatient percutaneous nephrolithotomy PCNL. Our patient was discharged home safely less than 4 hours following uncomplicated PCNL with no nephrostomy tube, ureteral stent, or urethral catheter. Follow-up the next day in clinic confirmed that the procedure was successful, as the patient was clinically well and stone free. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of totally tubeless no nephrostomy, no ureteral stent PCNL performed on a truly outpatient basis.

Author: Darren Beiko, Meghana Samant, and Thomas B. McGregor



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