Percutaneous endoscopic marsupialization of a pyelocaliceal diverticulum with milk of calcium stones

Eiji Kikuchi, Makoto Sumitomo, Naoki Hatakeyama, Shiro Baba, Masaru Murai

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Numerous reports have described the management of pyelocaliceal diverticula associated with milk of calcium renal stones. Traditionally, open surgical techniques to manage such diverticula have included marsupialization and fulguration of the diverticulum, or partial/total nephrectomy. Recently, however, these invasive procedures have been replaced by percutaneous techniques. We report a patient with spontaneous rupture of a pyelocaliceal diverticulum with milk of calcium renal stones, who was successfully treated with endourological procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-65
Number of pages4
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb 24



  • Endourology
  • Milk of calcium renal stone
  • Pyelocaliceal diverticulum
  • Spontaneous rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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