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Uroradiological intervention 

Uroradiological intervention
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Uroradiological intervention
Author(s):

John Reynard

, Stephen Mark

, Kevin Turner

, Noel Armenakas

, Mark Feneley

, and Mark Sullivan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199299423.003.0011
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date: 25 November 2020

Percutaneous nephrostomy 658

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Percutaneous nephrostomy (puncture of the collecting system by a percutaneous approach) is central to many urological procedures. It is used to relieve obstruction (e.g. an infected obstructed kidney caused by a ureteric calculus, malignant obstruction from pelvic cancer) and to provide access for intra-renal surgery (percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ablation of renal pelvis TCC) or diagnostic procedures (antegrade pyelography, Whittaker test for upper tract obstruction)....

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