Title

Contemporary Assessment of Renal Stone Complexity Using Cross-Sectional Imaging

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Curr Urol Rep

Abstract

Recently, several scoring systems have been proposed to predict outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy, objectively and quantitatively assessing kidney calculi complexity using cross-sectional imaging. These scoring systems are promising new tools that can guide surgical decision making, predict surgical outcomes, counsel patients undergoing stone surgery, and improve standardized academic reporting in percutaneous kidney stone surgery. In this article, we review features of each of these systems, their similarities and differences, and their applicability in clinical practice and relevance in academic reporting.

Volume Number

16

Issue Number

4

Pages

7

Document Type

Article

Status

Faculty; Northwell Health

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Urology

PMID

25691439

DOI

10.1007/s11934-015-0494-x