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Percutaneous Nephrostomy Placement

  • Harjit SinghEmail author
  • Janet A Neutze
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Abstract

Percutaneous drainage of the kidney is performed for several reasons, the most common of which is obstruction from nephrolithiasis, kidney stone disease. Obstructive uropathy secondary to a ureteral stone can be a medical emergency, particularly if there is evidence of urosepsis from ureteral obstruction. In those cases, percutaneous drainage may be a life-saving measure.

Keywords

Renal Pelvis Percutaneous Drainage Medical Emergency Ureteral Stone Drainage Catheter 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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