Evolution of Percutaneous Renal Access

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Ananda Kumar Dhanasekaran
Mussammet Ahmed


Introduction: Nephrostomy insertion is a vital part of modern-day urology used to manage obstructed
renal tract or gain percutaneous renal access.
Method: We carried out a PubMed literature search on the history of the development of nephrostomies. Results: The first percutaneous nephrostomy was performed in 1864 on a child who died in 5 years. Nephroscopy was then described and performed in 1941 during an open surgery with subsequent advancement to percutaneous nephrolithotomy in 1976 and antegrade stent insertion in 1978.
Conclusion: Clinical need and innovation have led to percutaneous renal access and subsequent stone treatment modality.


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Dhanasekaran, A. K., & Ahmed, M. (2021). Evolution of Percutaneous Renal Access. Journal of Endoluminal Endourology, 4(2), e29-e35. https://doi.org/10.22374/jeleu.v4i2.122
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Ananda Kumar Dhanasekaran, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Mussammet Ahmed, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, United Kingdom


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