Objective: We have reviewed the success of laparoscopic calculi surgeries in geriatric patients. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on the laparoscopic ureterolithotomy surgeries performed at our central between January 2014 and January 2019 to treat upper ureteral calculi in geriatric patients. Among the patients who underwent these surgeries, we evaluated data on 24 cases whose records could be fully retrieved. Results: The age interval of the patients was 60-73 years, and the mean age was 63 ± 3.43 years. The size of the calculi was 19-24 mm, and mean size was 20.2 ± 2.5 mm. Because stone disease was present previously, 5 of these patients underwent endoscopic intervention, whereas two underwent open surgery. Sixteen of these patients had a history of unsuccessful shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) or ureterorenoscopy. The calculi-free rate was 100%. According to the modified Clavien classification, no major perioperative and postoperative complications were observed. The duration of hospital stay was 1-3 days, and the mean duration of stay was 1.6 ± 0.9 days. Conclusion: We believe that owing to the high success and low complication rates, laparoscopic ureterolithotomy can be the first option of treatment for geriatric patients with impacted large calculi, with a history of unsuccessful SWL or ureterorenoscopy (semirigid, flexible).

The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male. 2019 Jul 10 [Epub ahead of print]

Aytac Sahin, Serkan Akan

a Department of Urology , University of Health Sciences Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research and Training Hospital , Istanbul , Turkey., b Department of Urology , University of Health Sciences Sultan Abdulhamid Han Research and Training Hospital , Istanbul , Turkey.