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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part F (2019)

Broken and retained percutaneous nephrostomy malecot catheter: A lesson of awareness

Author(s): Dr. Arshad Hasan, Dr. Gourab Kundu, Dr. Praveen Kumar Yadav, Dr. Sabyasachi Panda, Dr. GP Singh and Dr. D Hota
Abstract: After the first description of percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) in 1955 by Goodwin et al. it has become commonest & well-tolerated procedure. It is now well-established technique for urinary drainage, urinary diversion, and for access to the collecting system. But it is not free of complications. Significant hemorrhage, perforation of the intra-abdominal organs & septicemia are among the major complications and minor complications mostly catheter-related like catheter dislodgment, hematuria catheter site infection & catheter blockage are mentioned in literature. Although far from being life-threatening, broken and retained nephrostomy catheter is a rare complication. We report such a rare case of a broken and retained Malecot nephrostomy catheter which was retrieved by percutaneous nephrostomy surgery and by open method.
Pages: 352-354  |  37 Views  14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Arshad Hasan, Dr. Gourab Kundu, Dr. Praveen Kumar Yadav, Dr. Sabyasachi Panda, Dr. GP Singh and Dr. D Hota. Broken and retained percutaneous nephrostomy malecot catheter: A lesson of awareness. 2019; 3(3): 352-354. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i3f.194