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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 450-451

Massive left hemothorax following laparoscopic pyeloplasty


Department of Urology, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Nischith D'Souza
Department of Urology, Yenepoya Medical College, University Road, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.139590

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Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is viable standard minimally invasive alternative to open pyeloplasty for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Intrathoracic bleeding is an extremely rare complication after laparoscopic urological surgery, but it should be suspected and promptly diagnosed in case of worsening hemodynamic status and respiratory parameters during the intra or post-operative course. We report a case of hemothorax complicating an otherwise uneventful LP in an 18-year-old girl.


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