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Table 2 Patient outcomes after the procedure

From: Comparison of the efficacy and safety of URSL, RPLU, and MPCNL for treatment of large upper impacted ureteral stones: a randomized controlled trial

Variable URSL group MPCNL group RPUL group P valuea P valueb P valuec
Success rate 31/50 (62%) 47/50 (94%) 48/50 (96%) <0.001 <0.001 0.698
Mean operation time (min) 55.7 ± 23.9 125.6 ± 41.2 99.5 ± 34.6 <0.001 0.027 0.012
Hospital stay after surgery (d) 2.5 ± 1.3 6.8 ± 2.6 4.3 ± 2.2 0.003 0.056 0.063
Auxiliary ESWL after 3 days 15/46 (32.6%) 3/50 (6%) 0/48 (0%) <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Stone-free rate after 1 month 33/46 (72%) 48/50 (96%) 48/48 (100%) 0.035 0.021 0.083
  1. aURSL vs. MPCNL; b URSL vs. RPUL; c MPCNL vs. RPUL