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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy operation in a patient with severe kyphosis due to ankylosing spondylitis

Author(s): Tahsin Turunç | Barış Kuzgunbay | Özgür Yaycıoğlu | Cem Aygün | Hakan Özkardeş

Journal: Turkish Journal of Urology
ISSN 1300-5804

Volume: 37;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Ankylosing spondylitis | kyphosis | percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory form of arthritis that affects the spinal joints. The skeletal deformity caused by this condition may hamper surgical procedures by causing difficulties in patient positioning. We present our technique of patient positioning for percutaneous nephrolithotomy in a patient with severe kyphosis and immobility of the cervical spine caused by ankylosing spondylitis.
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