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Migrating Coils May Cause Ureteral Obstruction

Background: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a common procedure to remove stones from the kidney while avoiding surgery and is more effective than extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). Mild bleeding is a common complication, but massive bleeding usually necessitates intervention, usually coil embolization of the hemorrhage. Once deployed, these coils usually stay put, but embolization into the collecting system has been reported years after the procedure. These authors more...
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