Subcapsular and Perirenal Hematoma after Ureteroscopy and Pneumatic Lithotripsy

Mustafa Resorlu 1 , Murat Tolga Gulpinar 1  and Gurhan Adam 1
  • 1 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey


Subcapsular or perirenal hematoma is an unusual complication after semirigid ureteroscopy using pneumatic lithotripsy to treat ureteral stones. We present a patient who developed a large subcapsular and perirenal hematoma following ureteroscopy administered to a stone in the right ureter.

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