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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 173-180

Laparoscopy in the management of stone disease of urinary tract


Department Of Urology, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi–110 029, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashok K Hemal
Department Of Urology, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi–110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.19264

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As in other fields of urology, the use of minimally invasive techniques has helped decrease the morbidity and convalescence associated with the management of urolithiasis. Laparoscopy has also been used as one of the minimally invasive techniques. This has developed particularly with the increasing experience and use of intracorporeal suturing techniques. However, in comparison with other surgeries, laparoscopy for stone removal is relatively uncommon and we review the current indications, technical limitation and results.






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