percutaneous nephrostomy

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Related to percutaneous nephrostomy: Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy


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.

per·cu·ta·ne·ous ne·phros·to·my

drainage of the collecting system through a catheter inserted through the skin of the flank under fluoroscopic control, usually using the Seldinger technique.

percutaneous nephrostomy

The placement of a catheter into the renal pelvis from the posterolateral aspect of the body below the 11th rib using radiologic guidance.
See also: nephrostomy
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Percutaneous nephrostomy versus ureteral stents for diversion of hydronephrosis caused by stones: A prospective, randomized clinical trial.
Nephrocolic fistula complicating percutaneous nephrostomy.
A follow-up nephrostogram (A) was performed to assess whether the distal ureteric obstruction had resolved after inserting a percutaneous nephrostomy tube.
via percutaneous nephrostomy tract, the papillary tumour could be completely removed without leaving macroscopic residuals or pelvic perforation.
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After relief of obstruction with percutaneous nephrostomy tubes or ureteric stents, renal function improved significantly and was decreasing on discharge in both groups.
Colon perforation following percutaneous nephrostomy and renal calculus removal.
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