Drainage and Embolization Techniques

  • Gian Paolo Cornalba
  • Giuseppe Giordano


The first step in urinary interventional procedures was made by Goodwin when in 1955 he developed the procedure of percutaneous nephrostomy. Since then interventional procedures for the urinary tract have multiplied such that today, with the contribution made by new technology, they range from percutaneous nephrostomy to ureteric stenting, from ureteroplasty to the treatment of renal and/or vesical bleeding caused by trauma or inoperable neoplasm.


Ureteric Stenting Percutaneous Nephrostom Compute Tomo Embolization Technique Selective Transcatheter Arterial Embolization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian Paolo Cornalba
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Giordano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Milan San Paolo HospitalMilanItaly

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