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Int Urol Nephrol. 2013 Apr;45(2):355-7. doi: 10.1007/s11255-013-0387-1. Epub 2013 Feb 16.

Holmium laser division of a suture causing entrapment of a drainage tube after laparoscopic nephrectomy.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Guizhou Provincial People's Hospital, No. 1 South Baoshan Road, Guiyang 550002, Guizhou, China.


Inability to remove a drainage tube is an uncommon complication after laparoscopic nephrectomy. We describe removal of a drainage tube that was entrapped by an abdominal wall suture. The procedure was safely performed using an ureteroscope and a holmium laser.

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