Oops we got in the chest: Fluoroscopic chest tube insertion for hydrothorax after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy

Kenneth Ogan, Margaret S Pearle

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Percutaneous supracostal renal puncture provides ideal access to the collecting system or proximal ureter but is associated with an increased risk of pleural injury. We describe a simplified approach to intraoperative thoracostomy tube placement that uses urologic techniques and protects against recurrent hydrothoraces at second-look nephroscopy, without increasing patient morbidity or length of hospital stay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1098-1099
Number of pages2
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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