Operative management of pediatric urolithiasis

Jiakai Zhu, Timothy M. Phillips, Ranjiv I. Mathews

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Surgical management of urinary stones in children remains challenging due to the smaller caliber of the urinary tract. Specific instruments have been designed to overcome some of the issues related to pediatric stone management. Endoscopic and percutaneous modalities for stone management have been shown to be as safe and effective in providing stone clearance in children as in adults. Technologies that have been shown to be safe in adults are being miniaturized for use in children. The current literature regarding pediatric urolithiasis was reviewed in an effort to identify trends in operative management. Additionally, techniques used successfully at our institution are described. Although not an exhaustive review of all available modalities and instruments, this review will provide an overview of the current techniques for the management of pediatric urolithiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)536-543
Number of pages8
JournalIndian Journal of Urology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010



  • Cystolithopaxy
  • cystoscopy
  • laser lithotripsy
  • pediatric
  • pediatric urolithiasis
  • percutaneous cystolithotomy
  • percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • ureteroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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