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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;52(4):491-494.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.52.4.491   
Acute Hemothorax after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy : A case report.
Sung Hoon Kim, Young Kug Kim, Bong Jae Lee, Gyu Sam Hwang, Jai Hyun Hwang, Sung Min Han
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea. kyk@amc.seoul.kr
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, East West Neo Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a common procedure done for stone removal, as it is less invasive than an open procedure. But, several complications may occur. Hemothorax is a rare but severe chest complication of the supracostal puncture during PCNL. We experienced an acute hemothorax and lung collapse just after PCNL in a 66-year-old male patient with left renal stone. A chest tube was inserted for drainage and was removed after 9 days, when a chest X-ray revealed good expansion of lung.
Key Words: hemothorax; percutaneous nephrolithotomy; supracostal approach


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