Retrograde pyelogram


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Retrograde pyelogram

A pyelography or x-ray technique where radiopaque dye is injected into the kidneys from below, by way of the ureters, allowing further examination of the kidneys.
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These studies confirmed the presence of a persisting large left ureteral filling defect and a possible right distal filling defect, though his recent retrograde pyelogram had been normal on May 11.
Caption: Figure 2: Retrograde pyelogram image, showing a duplex collecting system in the right kidney and calyceal diverticulum connected to the upper renal calyx.
Caption: FIGURE 2: Retrograde pyelogram of right kidney with filling defects throughout.
Three days later her hemoglobin was stable, and cystoscopy and left retrograde pyelogram were performed.
The retrograde pyelogram confirmed the presence of the lesion, with evidence of obstruction in the mid ureter above the lesion (Figure 1).
Eight weeks postoperatively, the ureteral stent was removed and a retrograde pyelogram was performed showing no extravasation, apparent healing of the UPJ, and mild hydronephrosis (Fig.
The patient was then scheduled for cystoscopy and bilateral retrograde pyelogram. The procedure showed a blockage of the left ureter 5 cm superior to the bladder, and a patent right ureter.
Blaivas said that he finds a bilateral retrograde pyelogram worthwhile even if it identifies one ureteral injury in 100 noninjured patients.
Retrograde pyelogram was performed and H shaped ureter was visualized.
Two of these patients were scheduled retrograde pyelogram evaluation during re-look URS and the other two were followed using serial creatinine only.
The following tests can rule out obstruction:- 1) abdominal X-rays, 2) intravenous pyelogram (IVP), 3) retrograde pyelogram, 4) ultrasound of the kidney, 5) abdominal CT scans and 6) MRI of the abdomen and kidneys.

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