Title

Postoperative subcutaneous emphysema following percutaneous nephrolithotomy: A rare complication

Document Type

Case Report

Department

General Surgery (East Africa)

Abstract

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a common urological procedure performed for complicated upper urinary tract stones. The advantages of PCNL include lower morbidity and mortality rates and quicker recovery compared to traditional open surgery. A number of complications have been reported which can be life threatening. Here we present a case of 71 years old lady, who developed subcutaneous emphysema following PCNL.

Publication

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports

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