Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Background/aim: Open or percutaneous renal stone surgery can have an adverse effect on the collecting system of the kidney. We evaluated retrograde intrarenal surgery outcomes in patients with 󖼮 mm renal stones who had open or percutaneous renal stone surgery history. Materials and methods: A total of 707 patients who underwent retrograde intrarenal surgery treatment were included in this study. Fifty-six patients had open or percutaneous renal stone surgery history (Group 1) and the remaining did not (Group 2, n = 651). The groups were compared in terms of age, stone size, stone-free rates, and complications. Results: The mean age of the patients was 51.16 ± 14.8 and 45.95 ± 14.6 years in Groups 1 and 2, respectively (p = 0.008). The mean stone size was 14.97 ± 6.1 mm and 16.47 ± 6.9 mm in Groups 1 and 2, respectively (p = 0.107). The stone-free rates were 71.4% and 84.1% in Group 1 and 2 respectively and it was significantly higher in Group 2 (p = 0.013). The overall rate of postoperative complications was higher in Group 1 (p = 0.019), but there was no difference between the two groups in terms of Clavien 1-2 and 3-4a complication rates. Conclusion: Our results showed that having a history of open or percutaneous renal stone surgery has a negative effect on the success and complication rates in retrograde intrarenal surgery. Therefore, patients should be well informed before this operation.


Kidney stone, retrograde intrarenal surgery, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, open renal surgery

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