Percutaneous Removal of a Broken Malecot Nephrostomy Tube


Asi T., DOĞAN H. S.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGICAL SURGERY, cilt.6, sa.2, ss.162-164, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/jus.galenos.2019.2473
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF UROLOGICAL SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.162-164

Özet

We report a case of a broken re-entry Malecot nephrostomy tube inserted after an uneventful percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedure. The remained parts within the renal pelvis and around the kidney were removed using a percutaneous approach under general anesthesia using the PCNL access tract. Although this complication did not cause severe morbidity, it converted a successful uneventful PCNL procedure to a grade IIIB complicated one according to the modified Clavien classification system. This complication should be held in mind and a percutaneous approach should be considered before attempting an open surgery.