Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 374--379

Comparison of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy by standard and miniperc instruments in pediatric population: A single-center experience


Abhay Dinkar Mahajan, Sumeeta Abhay Mahajan 
 Department of Urology and Anesthesiology, Sai Urology Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Abhay Dinkar Mahajan
Sai Urology Hospital, 1, Vishal Nagar, Gajanan Mandir Road, Aurangabad - 431 005, Maharashtra
India

Objective: The objective of this study was to compare mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) performed by standard and Miniperc techniques in pediatric patients. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study conducted at our institution between January 2012 and December 2017. The outcomes of pediatric renal stones treated by mini-PCNL done by Miniperc and standard techniques were compared in terms of the drop in the hemoglobin, stone-free rate, and analgesic requirement in the first 24 h. Results: A total of 57 children (age: 1–16 years), who underwent mini-PCNL by Miniperc equipment (n = 23) and standard equipment (n = 34), were included in this study. The postoperative mean drop in hemoglobin was significantly higher in mini-PCNL done by standard compared to the Miniperc technique. The stone-free rate was 95.65% in the Miniperc group and 94.12% in the standard mini-PCNL group. The need for analgesics was significantly lower in the Miniperc group compared to the standard mini-PCNL group (P = 0.0002). In the Miniperc group, the majority of the patients required only one dose of analgesics, whereas, in the standard mini-PCNL group, around 44% of the patients required three or more than three doses of analgesics to reduce postoperative pain. Conclusion: Both the techniques were safe and efficacious in the management of pediatric renal stone and stone clearance. However, the Miniperc technique resulted in significantly less pain and a lower dosage of analgesics.


How to cite this article:
Mahajan AD, Mahajan SA. Comparison of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy by standard and miniperc instruments in pediatric population: A single-center experience.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2021;26:374-379


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Mahajan AD, Mahajan SA. Comparison of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy by standard and miniperc instruments in pediatric population: A single-center experience. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 1 ];26:374-379
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