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Postoperative Pneumomediastinum with Bilateral Pneumothorax Following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Deepak Dwivedi, Saurabh Sud, Shalendra Singh, Mohit Kumar

Keywords : Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, subcutaneous emphysema

Citation Information : Dwivedi D, Sud S, Singh S, Kumar M. Postoperative Pneumomediastinum with Bilateral Pneumothorax Following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. Indian J Respir Care 2020; 9 (1):113-115.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_32_19

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 08-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


Postoperative pulmonary complications are uncommon following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). However, evidence has shown the occurrence of pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum following PCNL. Such life-threatening complications can prove catastrophic if not diagnosed and intervened immediately. Perioperative point-of-care lung ultrasound can play a pivotal role in immediate diagnosis of the pneumothorax and resultant timely intervention limits the morbidity in the immediate postoperative period.

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