To determine the outcomes of transurethral nephroscope for the treatment of large vesical stone with using pneumatic lithoclast


  • Aftab Ahmed Channa Islam Medical & Dental College, Sialkot
  • Muhammad Asif Department of Urology Unit ii, KEMU/ Mayo Hospital Lahore
  • Nauman Ahmed Governament Kot Khawaja Saeed Teaching Hospital, Lahore
  • Shumaila Ashfaq Islam Medical & Dental College, Sialkot
  • Muhammad Zahid Ahmad Deptt:Of Urology, Unit ii. King Edward Medical College / Mayo Hospital Lahore
  • Abdul Basit Niazi Niazi Medical College Sargodha



In this study, our aim is “to study the determine the outcomes of transurethral nephroscope for the treatment of vesical stones using pneumatic lithoclast”. Material and Methods: The detailed study was conducted in Department of Urology, Islam Medical & Dental College/ Islam teaching/Central hospital Sialkot, from March 2019-March 2020 where we included  25 Male and 5 female who with  vesical stones greater then 4 cm that was fragmented using the through transurethral use of a nephroscope via 26F amlplatz sheath. We took history from medical cards and conducted physical examinations, lab tests, urine culture and ultrasonagraphy of urinary tract. Then using the x-ray KUB film  for stone clearance. We noted the mean age,  operation time, presenting symptoms, complications and the post operative status of the stone clearane, and conducted our analysis using SPSS version 20.  Result: The mean age ± SD was noted to be 48.79±12.499 years and male to female percentage being 89% to 11%. The mean stone size was 4.53±0.38 cm and mean operation time was 48.79±8.73 minutes. Thirty-one patients (31%) developed retention of urine and straining during micturition in (17%), dribbling of urine (15%) , hematuria (10%), frequent urination(10%) and abdominal pain was reported in 15% patients. Ninety-six  (96%) patients achieved the stone-free status and had no complications while only 1 patient had an intravesical bleeding. Conclusion: We conclude that treatment of large stone using a nephroscope via a transurethral  amplatz sheath  is an effective procedure and quick too.We also noticed that the Amplatz sheath helps in pneumatic lithotripsy is indeed an effective and safe procedure to be carry out in patients with large bladder stones.


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i6.593
Published: 2022-06-30

How to Cite

Ahmed Channa, A. ., Asif, M. ., Ahmed, N. ., Ashfaq, S. ., Zahid Ahmad, M. ., & Basit Niazi, A. . (2022). To determine the outcomes of transurethral nephroscope for the treatment of large vesical stone with using pneumatic lithoclast. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(6), 313–316.



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