Clinical implications of acute pelvicaliceal hematoma formation during percutaneous catheter nephrostomy insertion.

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Journal Article

PURPOSE: To determine the clinical implications of acute pelvicaliceal hematoma formation during percutaneous catheter nephrostomy (PCN) insertion. METHODS: Collecting system hematoma burden was retrospectively assessed for 694 PCN insertions in 502 patients. RESULTS: Pelvicaliceal hematoma formation occurred in 146 kidneys (21%) in 136 patients. Clinically significant blood loss occurred in 3 patients with hematomas within one week compared to 4 patients without hematomas (p=0.39). Twenty-four patients with hematomas underwent catheter exchange within one week, compared to 55 patients without hematomas (p=0.49). CONCLUSION: Pelvicaliceal hematoma formation after PCN insertion is not uncommon and is associated with very rare clinical sequelae.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stewart, JK; Smith, TP; Kim, CY

Published Date

  • May 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 /

Start / End Page

  • 180 - 183

PubMed ID

  • 28342336

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28342336

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4499

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clinimag.2017.02.009

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States