Urolithiasis pp 1039-1040 | Cite as

The Evaluation of Retrograde Nephrostomy in Over 200 Procedures

  • D. H. Hosking
  • R. I. Reid


In order to remove a renal calculus by percutaneous techniques, it is necessary to establish a percutaneous nephrostomy tract. In most centers, this is done by a radiologist using antegrade techniques, in which a specific calyx is punctured from the outside. Retrograde nephrostomy involves urologists creating their own nephrostomy tract, by first positioning a catheter in the appropriate calyx using a steerable wire passed up the ureter and then puncturing the renal parenchyma from the inside out. The advantages of retrograde nephrostomy placement by the urologist are that multi-specialist involvement is avoided, facilitating the scheduling of patient treatment, and the insertion of the nephrostomy tract and stone removal can be carried out under the same anesthetic.


Patient Treatment Renal Pelvis Renal Parenchyma Fluoroscopy Time Successful Attempt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Hosking
    • 1
  • R. I. Reid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery (Urology), Health Sciences CenterUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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