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Advances in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 543537, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/543537
Clinical Study

Predictors of Clinical Outcomes of Flexible Ureterorenoscopy with Holmium Laser for Renal Stone Greater than 2 cm

Department of Urology, Tenon University Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, 4 rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France

Received 12 December 2010; Revised 30 January 2011; Accepted 9 February 2011

Academic Editor: Christopher Gonzalez

Copyright © 2012 Saeed M. Al-Qahtani 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.

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