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

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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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This paper was supported by grants from the Science of Guizhou Province of China (No. 2010[7003] and No. [2011]3024).

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Luo, G.H., Xia, S.J. & Sun, Z.L. Holmium laser division of a suture causing entrapment of a drainage tube after laparoscopic nephrectomy. Int Urol Nephrol 45, 355–357 (2013).

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