What are the possible complications of percutaneous treatment of renal transitional cell carcinoma?

Updated: Nov 05, 2019
  • Author: Bagi RP Jana, MD, MBA, MHA, FACP; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Seeding through the nephrostomy tract remains a concern during percutaneous management; at least 1 case has been reported. Other serious complications of percutaneous treatment include perforation (5.5%) and ureteropelvic-junction stricture (1.4%). The frequency of stricture is much lower after percutaneous treatment than after ureteroscopy.


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