An unusual presentation of colon perforation following percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Barbara Chubak, Joshua M. Stern

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Colon perforation is a rare but serious complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), meriting particular attention to its signs and symptoms for prompt diagnosis and treatment. We report an unusual presentation of colon perforation following tubeless PCNL, characterized by sore throat, pneumomediastinum, and neck and shoulder crepitus. In addition to the details of this case, we review the current literature on bowel injury during PCNL and its management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e862-e866
JournalJournal of the Canadian Urological Association
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014



  • Complication
  • PCNL
  • Perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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