Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
Untreated kidney stones may lead to recurrent UTIs, blood in urine, urosepsis and even kidney loss. Donate, and help remove a patient’s kidney stones.
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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy or PCNL is a procedure to remove kidney stones that are too large to pass on their own. During a PCNL, a small cut is made in the flank (side of the back), underneath the rib cage, through which a urologist uses scopes to go directly into the kidney, locate the kidney stone, and then break it up using an energy device such as a laser or ultrasound.
Left untreated, kidney stones can block the ureters or make them narrower. This increases the risk of infection, or urine may build up and put added strain on the kidneys; which is why timely PCNL is necessary.
1 in 10
people will have kidney stone at some time in their lives
risk of kidney stones in men
risk of kidney stone in women