how to remove 11mm kidney stone
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How do you remove a large kidney stone?
A small cut (incision) is made in your back and the nephroscope is passed through it and into your kidney. The stone is either pulled out or broken into smaller pieces using a laser or pneumatic energy. PCNL is always carried out under general anaesthetic. Complications can occur after the treatment of large kidney stones.
When might you have a procedure to take out kidney stones?
You might have a procedure or surgery to take out kidney stones if: The stone is very large and can’t pass on its own. You’re in a lot of pain.
What is a large kidney stone?
Large kidney stones are stones that measure approximately 5 mm or larger. Based on their size, they may have trouble moving through the urinary tract out of the body. In fact, they are prone to become lodged causing severe pain and other symptoms.
How big of a kidney stone can you pass on its own?
Stones that are 9 mm or larger usually do not pass on their own and require intervention. Stones that are 5 mm in size have a 20% chance of passing on their own while 80% of stones that are 4 mm in size have a chance of passing without treatment. Everyone experiences kidney stones differently.