ECIRS: Patient Positioning and Organization of the Operating Room

  • András HoznekEmail author
  • Francisco Pedro Juan Daels
  • Michael N’Tege Kimuli
  • Cecilia Maria Cracco
  • Cesare Marco Scoffone


A standardized patient positioning and operating room organization are fundamental in order to perform a successful ECIRS. In particular, reference lines for the renal puncture and correct patient positioning in order to prevent pressure damages are described, as well as sterile draping and preparation of the surgical field. The operating room (OR) is very crowded and therefore it is relevant to define the right place for any operator and device. This aspect may appear time-consuming but is essential in order to optimize the cooperation of all the working team and to avoid both intraoperative problems and postoperative complications.


Lumbar Region Irrigation Fluid Sterile Drape Posterior Axillary Line Flexible Instrument 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • András Hoznek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francisco Pedro Juan Daels
    • 2
  • Michael N’Tege Kimuli
    • 3
  • Cecilia Maria Cracco
    • 4
  • Cesare Marco Scoffone
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of UrologyCHU Henri MondorCréteil CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of UrologyInstituto Universitario del Hospital Italiano de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Pyrah Department of UrologySt James’s University HospitalLeedsUK
  4. 4.Department of UrologyCottolengo HospitalTorinoItaly

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