Imaging in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

  • Susanne Sloth Osther
  • Palle Jørn Sloth OstherEmail author


With regard to patient selection for PNL, planning of percutaneous access, intraoperative guidance and postoperative evaluation of potential complications and stone-free status, imaging plays a crucial role. In this chapter the role of current imaging modalities is discussed, and focus is made on how appropriate imaging studies may lead to safe and efficacious percutaneous renal surgery. The role of the various preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative imaging tools is discussed. Furthermore, possible future scenarios with regard to imaging in PNL are briefly touched.


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Residual Stone Nephrostomy Tube Colon Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne Sloth Osther
    • 1
  • Palle Jørn Sloth Osther
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Fredericia Hospital – A part of Hospital LittlebeltUniversity of Southern DenmarkFredericiaDenmark

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