Endoscopic Management of Diverticular Calculi

  • Xiaoshuai Gao
  • Jixiang Chen
  • Zirui Li
  • Kunjie WangEmail author


Management of renal diverticular calculi is always a challenge. Accurate diagnosis depends on good pre-operative imaging techniques. There are various proposed surgical approaches to treat diverticular stones. Factors, including invasiveness, availability of specific instrument, stone clearance and complication rates, are needed to be considered before operation. In this article, we will review the method of diagnosis, surgical intervention of renal diverticular calculi. Tips and tricks of surgical techniques will also be explained.


Calyceal diverticulum Calyceal diverticulum calculi Flexible ureteroscope Percutaneous nephrolithotomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoshuai Gao
    • 1
  • Jixiang Chen
    • 1
  • Zirui Li
    • 1
  • Kunjie Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology)West China Hospital, Sichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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