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An uncommon case of antegrade stent causing serious persistent haematuria

By Chidozie M. Ejikeme


AbstractIntroductionTransient minor bleeding after nephrostomy tube placement is very common, occurring in up to 95% of cases. Often this is due to small vessel or venous bleeding. Severe post procedure bleeding requiring transfusion or other intervention is RARE.Presentation of caseA case of a 79 year old man, who had antegrade stent insertion for 10mm left upper ureteric stone. He was alright for up to one week but developed severe haemturia requiring three way catheter. Catheter was blocking regularly and needed to go to theatre for bladder washout. No source of bleeding was found in bladder. CT renal angiogram revealed his stent has migrated into the nephrostomy tract. He was taken to theatre and had his stent changed. His haematuria settled.DiscussionThe severe bleeding recorded in this case could not have been attributed to the stent, though the initial bleeding following the procedure has settled it seemed likely to blame vascular injury following PCN as the cause of bleeding. Subsequent CT scan was able to point at the right source of bleeding.ConclusionAll possibilities should be considered when presented with a case severe bleeding following antegrade stent insertion

Publisher: The Author. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.03.008
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