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Treating Stones in Patients with Horseshoe Kidneys

Kidney stones are a common problem among adult patients with a horseshoe kidney, a congenital disease. Dr. Nakada presents the case of a 68-year-old male patient who has recurrent kidney stone infections and a horseshoe kidney. He discusses the epidemiology of a horseshoe kidney, how to navigate and treat kidney stones with an altered anatomy, and reviews the patient’s two different stone presentations, which included two different strategies of treatment.

Stephen Nakada, MD, Chairman, Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin, USA

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