Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS, presented “Renal Stones: To Dust or to Basket?” during the 40th Annual Ralph E. Hopkins Urology Seminar on February 5th, 2020 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

How to cite: Miller, Nicole L. “Renal Stones: To Dust or to Basket?” February 5th, 2020. Accessed Sep 2020. https://grandroundsinurology.com/renal-stones-to-dust-or-to-basket/

Summary:

Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS, discusses the pros and cons of dusting versus basketing renal stones.  She evaluates cost, time, safety, and recurrence with both procedures.  The benefits of dusting include decreased procedure time, decreased disposables, lower cost, and comparable complications.  The benefits of fragmentation and basketing include obtaining stone composition, improved stone-free rates, clear benefits in specific populations, and versatility with laser machines.  The goals of a successful stone surgery are maximum efficiency, being stone-free, safety, and lowest cost.  Looking at the type of stone and the patient will determine which method is best to use.

About The 40th Annual Ralph E. Hopkins Urology Seminar:

The Ralph E. Hopkins Urology Seminar is a multi-day meeting focused on training urologists in the latest in assessing, diagnosing, and treating urologic conditions in the clinical setting. Updates are provided on urologic cancers, stone disease, urologic reconstruction, female urology, infertility, emerging surgical techniques, and general urology. Dr. Miller presented this lecture during the 40th iteration of the meeting on February 5th, 2020 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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