Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy PCNL
 
 

Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy (PCNL)

A percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL), also called a percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCN), is a procedure done through the skin to remove kidney stones from the body. A needle is inserted through the skin into the kidney. Medical instruments are inserted into the needle and the instruments are used to remove the stone or break it up into small pieces.

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