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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2010 September;62(3):327-30

Copyright © 2010 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Iatrogenic diaphragmatic lesion: laparoscopic repair

Celia A., Del Biondo D., Zaccolini G., Breda G.

Department of Urology, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy


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The increasing use of laparoscopy as first line surgical choice turned the iatrogenic diaphragmatic injury during transperitoneal nephrectomy from an unfrequent complication into a potential risk. We report the laparoscopic management of a iatrogenic diaphragmatic injury during a laparoscopic transperitoneal nephrectomy in a 66-year-old woman with a xantogranulomatous pyelonephritis due to an infected Staghorn stone.

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