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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 456714, 3 pages
Case Report

Treatment of Symptomatic Lower Pole Stones of a Kidney with Partial Nephrectomy Using Micropercutaneous Nephrolithotomy Technique

1Department of Urology, Mevlana University, 42040 Konya, Turkey
2Department of Urology, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey
3Department of Urology, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
4Department of Urology, Konya Education and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey

Received 16 December 2014; Revised 21 March 2015; Accepted 22 March 2015

Academic Editor: Apul Goel

Copyright © 2015 Tuna Karatag 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 present the treatment of lower pole stones of a 62-year-old male patient with a history of open partial nephrectomy due to renal angiomyolipoma and renal stones. He was successfully treated with micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy technique under spinal anesthesia in spite of fibrotic and scar tissue due to previous open surgery. The patient was stone-free and was discharged after a 24-hour hospitalization period. There is not any published report of micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy in a partial nephrectomized kidney before. In this report, we suggest that microperc technique may be considered for challenging conditions in case of failed retrograde intrarenal surgery.