Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia

Massive hydrothorax during supracostal approach for percutaneous nephrolithotomy: A case report

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Anju Rani*,Pawan Kumar

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 302

Article End Page : 303


Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a technique commonly used for renal stone disease. Supracostal approach is required many times for stone in upper renal calices, with significant risk of hydrothorax and pneumothorax. In this case report, we are discussing hydrothorax as a complication of PCNL performed via supracostal approach.

Keywords: Massive Hydrothorax, Supracostal approach, Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), Pneumothorax.

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