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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(8), 255-257
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-8-1
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Chylothorax as a Complication of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Muneeb Shah1, , Rehan Feroz1 and Luke Maxfield DO2

1MS4, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clearwater, USA

2TRI Residency, Sampson Regional Medical Center, Clinton, USA

Pub. Date: August 12, 2016

Cite this paper:
Muneeb Shah, Rehan Feroz and Luke Maxfield DO. Chylothorax as a Complication of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(8):255-257. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-8-1

Abstract

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove large renal calculi. Complications can range from infection to bowel damage but only rarely does the procedure result in pulmonary injury. We present the first case of chylothorax secondary to percutaneous nephrolithotomy for removal of a large renal calculus. The patient was treated with a decortication procedure and discharged to rehab shortly thereafter.

Keywords:
percutaneous nephrolithotomy chylothorax hemithorax

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