Indian Journal of Respiratory Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 113--115

Postoperative pneumomediastinum with bilateral pneumothorax following percutaneous nephrolithotomy


Deepak Dwivedi1, Saurabh Sud1, Shalendra Singh2, Mohit Kumar1 
1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh Sud
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
India

Postoperative pulmonary complications are uncommon following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). However, evidence has shown the occurrence of pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum following PCNL. Such life-threatening complications can prove catastrophic if not diagnosed and intervened immediately. Perioperative point-of-care lung ultrasound can play a pivotal role in immediate diagnosis of the pneumothorax and resultant timely intervention limits the morbidity in the immediate postoperative period.


How to cite this article:
Dwivedi D, Sud S, Singh S, Kumar M. Postoperative pneumomediastinum with bilateral pneumothorax following percutaneous nephrolithotomy.Indian J Respir Care 2020;9:113-115


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Dwivedi D, Sud S, Singh S, Kumar M. Postoperative pneumomediastinum with bilateral pneumothorax following percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Indian J Respir Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Feb 19 ];9:113-115
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