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Percutaneous Cystolithotomy

Percutaneous cystolithotomy is a surgical technique that involves the removal of large bladder stones in children and adults when the stones are bigger than 3 cm. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. You will lie on your back with your knees and hips flexed, and thighs apart. Your doctor inserts a cystoscope (a thin tube with light and camera fitted at the end) into the bladder through the urethra (tube that passes urine out of the body). Your bladder is filled with saline. The camera is used to locate the bladder stones. A suprapubic puncture is made in the lower abdomen anda guide wire is passed into the bladder. The opening is dilated and an Amplatz sheath (a sheath designed to allow smooth passage of surgical instruments into the tract) is placed. The bladder stones are broken into smaller fragments and removed. A suprapubic catheter is inserted temporarily to drain the urine from the bladder. The clearance of stones is confirmed by an abdominal X-ray. You may be discharged from the hospital on the same day of surgery or you may have to stay overnight.

The advantages of the procedure include:

  • Can be performed as a day case
  • No urethral injury

NMC UroCare provides specialized and experienced urologists and the best quality treatments available. For further information regarding Percutaneous Cystolithotomy, please contact NMC UroCare at http://www.nmcurocare.ae/contact-us/.