Supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy: tips and tricks

Silvia Proietti, Moises Elias Rodríguez-Socarrás, Brian Eisner, Vincent De Coninck, Mario Sofer, Giuseppe Saitta, Maria Rodriguez-Monsalve, Carlo D’Orta, Piera Bellinzoni, Franco Gaboardi, Guido Giusti


This paper aims to give an exhaustive overview of supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) illustrating some tips and tricks in order to optimize its execution in full safety. Critical review of Pros and cons of supine PCNL is accomplished to allow the urologist to experience the beauty of this position while being ready to overcome its minimal shortcomings.