PCNL course – MMISU

PCNL course

Thursday 18th April – 8:30 am 11:00 am – Bibliotheca
PCNL course (2.5 hours)
Course Director: Mahesh Desai
Course Coordinator: Omar Abdelrazak – Karim Saad
Instructors: Mahesh Desai – Omar Abdelrazak – Andreas Skolarikos – Essam Abdelmohsen – Omar Elgebaly
Karim Saad
Course Format:: • Introduction: 45 minutes (PCNL Anatomy, Access, Stone disintegration and Complication:
Mahesh Desai
• Hand-on Training: 105 minutes
Objectives and Course Description: PCNL is commonly used for treatment of renal stones. Indications and safety of PCNL based on the
increasing expertise of urologic surgeons. Since more centres and urologists are interested in minimal
invasive surgery, the number of PCNL cases is increasing. In this context PCNL training programmes have
become more important than before and playing an important role in learning PCNL.
The workshop provides an interactive hands-on training of different steps and techniques of PCNL. The
attendees will be trained in achieving successful and safe access, dilatation, stone fragmentation, stone
extraction and how to avoid the complications.Hands-on training sessions will be carried out under the guidance of experienced Urologists and local
tutors who will actively guide trainees through the different training steps. Hands-on training will be
carried out using 4 training modules provided by Boston Scientific Industrial Company which allows
getting an access under fluoroscopic guidance.