Clinical practice: Surgical approaches to urolithiasis in children

Kathleen Hwang, Matthew D. Mason, Craig A Peters

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The incidence of urolithiasis in children is increasing. Adequate knowledge of treatment modalities and surgical options is therefore essential for every pediatrician. Surgical approaches to urolithiasis in children continue to evolve with advancements in technology and sophistication of current equipment and techniques. Perhaps the most significant development in new techniques is the advent of robotic-assisted laparoscopy. This review, for the general pediatrician, summarizes the most recent pediatric data and guidelines for surgical approaches to treatment of urolithiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-688
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Endoscopy
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Urolithiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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