Nonoperative management of complications of percutaneous renal nephrostomy.

  title={Nonoperative management of complications of percutaneous renal nephrostomy.},
  author={Susan D. Goldberg and Robin R. Gray and E L St Louis and J Mahoney and Michael A. S. Jewett and A G Keresteci},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  volume={32 3},
Between 1984 and 1986 at the Wellesley Hospital in Toronto, 210 percutaneous renal nephrostomies were performed for drainage and 140 were done to provide access for nephrolithotomy. Less than 2% of the patients experienced complications requiring intervention and less than 0.5% required an open surgical approach for the management of procedure-related problems. Complications that were managed conservatively included splenic puncture, false aneurysm, laceration of the renal artery, arteriovenous… CONTINUE READING