PCNL-Trainer LS40 2.0

This training device has been specially developed for percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy (PCNL) and allows the safe and realistic learning of this therapy method in urology.

The system simulates a prone patient with the appropriate body detail for the procedure. An internal training module (training substrate LSN) with integrated kidney body, the overlying skin layer and a special filling medium in between, make it possible to perform all surgical techniques up to the extraction of kidney stones.

The PCNL trainer offers the unique opportunity to learn and train all required individual steps in a practical way. From location and puncture with or without ultrasound support, via dilation of the puncture channel to the subsequent stone extraction and / or stone fragmentation with their different techniques.

Due to the soft and flexible materials, the puncture of the renal cavity system and the subsequent dilation of the canal are easily possible. Kidney goblets and a renal pelvis are already present in the kidney. External access to the renal pelvis allows insertion of a balloon ureteral catheter.

Depending on the wear, the training module (training substrate LSN) is simply changed after the procedure and thus the operational readiness is restored. The follow-up costs are thus reduced and the downtime is reduced.

If a camera system is required, the complete system consisting of equipment carrier, a touch screen monitor with PC and a training camera is the optimal solution. The camera is simply attached to the existing endoscope. A light source and an optical fiber complete the system.

PCNL-Trainer LS40 2.0


Application example of the PCNL trainer

Presentation of the Samed training device for the realistic tutorial of percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The device offers the unique opportunity to train the puncturing and bougienage of the kidney. The location of the kidney stones is done by means of ultrasound. The subsequent stone extraction forms the conclusion of the training.



Percutaneous Nephrostomy Insertion Training: An Overview

Ujani Jahvani Reid,
Daniel Maruszewski, Matthew Young,
*Chandra Shekhar Biyani, Atif Khan



Practical Simulation in urology

St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Chandra Shekhar Biyani
Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Ben Van Cleynenbreugel,
Onze Lieve Vrouwziekenhuis Hospital, Aalst, Belgium
Alexandre Mottrie