How to Manage a Hydronephrotic Kidney

  • Michael J. WestonEmail author


It is essential to distinguish dilation and obstruction. If sepsis is present, there must be adequate antibiotic therapy before any intervention is attempted.


Pelvicalyceal System Hydronephrotic Kidney Consumptive Coagulopathy Nephrostomy Catheter Adequate Antibiotic Therapy 
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Further Reading

  1. Quaia E, editor. Radiological imaging of the kidney. London: Springer; 2011: Chapter 14.Google Scholar
  2. Wah TM, Weston MJ, Irving HC. Percutaneous nephrostomy insertion: outcome data from a prospective multioperator study at a UK training centre. Clin Rad. 2004;59:255–61.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologySt James’s University HospitalLeedsUK

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