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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 310-313

To Find Role of Routine Chest X Ray in Case of Supracostal PCNL: Can Complains and Physical Examination Replace it
Devendra Singh Pawar1, Ashok Kumar1, Santosh Kumar Singh1 and Seema Mittal2*
1Department Urology, Pt. B.D.S. PGIMS, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India
2Department of Microbiology, BPSGMC (w) Khanpurkalan, Sonepat, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is very common procedure carried out in today’s urological practice. Many of times supracostal approach is taken which can be cause of no. of complication. Routinely chest x ray is done after supracostal PCNL to detect any complication. We retrospectively studied whether this chest x ray is required or not. We retrospectively studied 347 PCNL carried out in our institute out of which 102 has supracostal approach. Symptoms and complains of patients were recorded in progress reports of patients. Chest x ray were also submitted with case files. These are studied again to find correlation between symptoms and chest x rays findings. All of 102 patients with supracostal approach undergone check chest x-rays in evening of surgery. Symptoms of patients also recorded. Seven patients had symptoms related to chest in form of difficulty in respiration, 3 patients complain of pain in lower chest, 5 patients have increased respiratory rate. Out of all 102 x rays only 2 patients have findings. one of them had hydro-pneumothorax and other one with pleural effusion. Both patients were managed well one with chest tube and other conservatively. Symptoms were correlating with chest x rays findings. It is not necessary to do routine chest x ray after supra costal PCNL rather investigating only symptomatic patients would be more rational approach.

Keywords: Supracostal PCNL, Percutaneous nephrolithotomy Chest x ray.

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Devendra Singh Pawar, Ashok Kumar, Santosh Kumar Singh and Seema Mittal. 2016. To Find Role of Routine Chest X Ray in Case of Supracostal PCNL: Can Complains and Physical Examination Replace it.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 310-313. doi:
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