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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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SAENZ MEDINA, Javier et al. Renocólic fistula as a complication of radiofrequency in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2010, vol.63, n.1, pp.74-77. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To describe a clinical case of renocolic fistula as a complication of radiofrequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma. We reviewed the literature and presented different diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Method: Beyond postoperative suspicion, retrograde pyelogram was performed, the images of which are displayed, and demonstrated the fistula. Results: Treatment has been definitive nephrectomy after failed attempt to seal the fistula with suture and TachoSil. Conclusions: Although radiofrequency ablation can be a valid technique for treating small renal tumors in patients with high morbidity, it is not without significant complications as described in this case, despite the precautions taken.

Keywords : Radiofrequency ablation; Renal tumors; Fistula.

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