Sao Paulo Medical Journal
Print version ISSN 1516-3180
LOPES NETO, Antonio Corrêa et al. Duodenal damage complicating percutaneous access to kidney. Sao Paulo Med. J. [online]. 2000, vol.118, n.4, pp. 116-117. ISSN 1516-3180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-31802000000400008.
CONTEXT: Since the first percutaneous nephrostomy performed by Goodwin in 1954, technical advances in accessing the kidneys via percutaneous puncture have increased the use of this procedure and thus the complications too. Among these complications, digestive tract damage is not common. DESIGN: Case report. CASE REPORT: We report a duodenal lesion that was corrected using surgical exploration and we touch on the therapeutic options, which may be conservative or interventionist. We chose conservative treatment, which has been approached in diverse manners in the literature.
Keywords : Percutaneous Nephrostomy; Duodenal Fistulae; Duodenopathies.