Case Report

A New Method for the Treatment of Prolonged Urinary Leakage After Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

  • Adnan Göcük
  • Göksel Göktuğ
  • Can Tuygun
  • İnan Alışır
  • Abdurrahim İmamoğlu

Received Date: 12.07.2011 Accepted Date: 05.01.2012 Meandros Med Dent J 2012;13(2):43-45

The prolonged urinary leakage after percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a very rarely encountered complication. Mostly it occurs due to ureteral edema, stenosis or obstruction by residual stones. Generally minimal invasive procedures, such as J-J stent application, are satisfactory for the treatment. However, invasive therapy methods such as ablation or excision of nephrocutaneous tract, are recommended for the urinary leakage, which is resistant to this treatment. In this study we are presenting the minimal invasive method, which is applied to two patients with prolonged urinary leakage, who were resistant to the standard treatment methods after percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Keywords: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, prolonged urinary leakage, renal stone