Review of accessories for percutaneous renal surgery.Br J Urol. 1984 Dec; 56(6):577-81.BJ
Adequate accessory equipment is a prerequisite for successful percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The advantages of the Amplatz tube used in combination with the new sheathless nephroscopes are described. The design, action and efficiency of forceps are detailed. Triradiate rigid forceps have been shown to be superior to other types of forceps. All accessories are liable to be damaged and therefore must be regarded as semi-disposable.