Surgical classification of renal calculi

F. Rocco, A. Mandressi, P. Larcher

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A classification of renal calculi is presented. 'C' describes the morphology, size and topography of the stone in five descriptive categories; the letter 'P', 'S', 'M', 'I' indicate the pelvis, the superior, middle and inferior calices, respectively, and complete the topographic description. The letter 'E' stands for the excretory tract; the symbols + and - are added tho indicate the presence or absence of dilatation and the small letters e and i indicate the intra- and extrarenal position of the pelvis. 'R' points out the number of surgical recurrences. In conclusion, the letter 'P' indicates the functional status of the parenchyma, and the numbers 1, 2, 3 refer to a normally functioning kidney; moderate renal insuffiency, or serious renal insufficiency. 'U' symbolizes a solitary anatomical or functional kidney.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Urology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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