Kidney stone facts
A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Nephrolithiasis is the medical term for kidney stones. One in every 20 people develops kidney stones at some point in their life. Kidney stones form when there is a decrease in urine volume and/or an excess of stone-forming substances in the urine. Dehydration is a major risk factor for kidney stone formation. Symptoms of a kidney stone include flank pain (the pain can be quite severe) and blood in the urine (hematuria). Diet and hereditary factors are also related to stone formation.
Treatment for kidney stones
This is one of the most common methods currently employed in the removal of kidney stones. This procedure involves establishing a tract from the skin into the kidney through which instruments are passed inside and the stone is broken into smaller pieces and removed. It can be used for stones of any size. Multiple tracts maybe required for complex stones. The incision used for making these tracts is 5 to 10 mm. and does not require to be stitched usually. Hospitalization is usually required for 2 to 3 days and the patient can resume normal work in a week’s time. The only major risk of this operation is bleeding which is unpredictable and can occur in upto 1% of the patients requiring blood transfusion.We have fast track services for our patients Call us :+91-9096436224
This involves insertion of fine instrument through the penis into the ureter. The stone can be visualized, broken by theHolmium laser and removed. Sometimes in the presence of infection or very tight ureter the procedure is done in two stages. A ureteric stent is usually required to be placed at the end of the procedure which is removed after two weeks.
This is also a form of ureteroscopy but here the instrument used is flexible and thus can negotiate most parts of the ureter and can reach into the kidney from below.
These modalities are rarely used currently; however they have their own place in certain special situations.
This procedure focused shockwaves from outside the body to crush stones in the urinary tract. The stone breaks according to its hardness. Soft stones break into sand like particles which pass in the patient’s urine. It is used for stones up to 1 cm in the kidney and upper parts of the Ureter. More than one session may be required for breaking the stone. Sometimes the stone pieces get stuck while coming out and may require a ureteroscopic removal or temporary insertion of a stent.
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