nephrostomy

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nephrostomy

 [nĕ-fros´tah-me]
creation of a permanent opening into the renal pelvis.
Positioning of a percutaneous nephrostomy tube. From Bolander, 1994.
percutaneous nephrostomy insertion of a catheter through the skin and into the renal pelvis under the guidance of fluorography or ultrasonography; performed for relief of obstruction and to gain access to the upper urinary tract for a variety of procedures, such as dilation of strictures or removal of calculi.

ne·phros·to·my

(ne-fros'tŏ-mē),
Establishment of an opening between the collecting system of the kidney through its parenchyma to the exterior of the body; may be performed by surgical incision or be placed percutaneously.
[nephro- + G. stoma, mouth]

nephrostomy

/ne·phros·to·my/ (nĕ-fros´tah-me) creation of a permanent fistula leading into the renal pelvis.

nephrostomy

[nəfros′təmē]
a surgical procedure in which a flank incision is made so that a catheter can be inserted into the kidney pelvis to drain the kidney, often done to relieve obstruction.

ne·phros·to·my

(ne-fros'tŏ-mē)
Establishment of an opening between the pelvis of the kidney through its cortex to the exterior of the body.
[nephro- + G. stoma, mouth]

nephrostomy

An opening into the kidney for the purpose of draining urine by way of a tube.

nephrostomy

creation of a permanent opening into the renal pelvis.