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Percutaneous (Definition)

In surgery, percutaneous pertains to any medical procedure where access to inner organs or other tissue is done via needle-puncture of the skin, rather than by using an "open" approach where inner organs or tissue are exposed (typically with the use of a scalpel). The percutaneous approach is commonly used in vascular procedures. This involves a needle catheter getting access ...Read more


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Why might someone need a percutaneous nephrostomy tube?

Why might someone need a percutaneous nephrostomy tube?

Nephrostomy tube: A percutaneous nephrostomy tube is indicated to drain an obstructed kidney. Decision to place a nephrostomy tube is usually selected when placement of a ureteral stent bridging the ureteral obstruction is not possible and / or one wants to minimize urine draining into the bladder. Another reason for a nephrostomy tube is to provide access to treat a very large kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for removal of a percutaneous nephrostomy tube?

What is the procedure for removal of a percutaneous nephrostomy tube?

Very simple: Generally the procedure is simple and painless. The doctor will usually cut the catheter on the outside of the body. Once that is done, the locking loop on the inside is "unlocked" which allows the tube to slide right out. ...Read more

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How would you treat a pregnant woman of 18 weeks with sever painless hydronephrosis on her left kidney? Would you let it go untreated being watched? Or would you perform a percutaneous nephrostomy? Or what else? Thanks!

How would you treat a pregnant woman of 18 weeks with sever painless hydronephrosis on her left kidney? Would you let it go untreated being watched? Or would you perform a percutaneous nephrostomy? Or what else? Thanks!

Not from pregnancy: U r probably seeing an OB dr.. Best consult with experienced urologist. Management depends upon presence and thickness of kidney cortex (functional part of kidney), may require a temporary percutaneous jj tube between bladder & kidney or nephrostomy tube (placed thru posterior abdominal wall, best by interventional radiologist) for duration of pregnancy. Need BUN & creatinine checked now. ...Read more

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How long should one be on bed rest and obstain from intimate activity after a nephrostomy tube removal, and a percutaneous stone removal?

How long should one be on bed rest and obstain from intimate activity after a nephrostomy tube removal, and a percutaneous stone removal?

48 hrs and pain free: Recovery after tube removal should be fast. Wait couple of days and resume activity provided you are pain free and have no obvious blood in your urine. Advise partner that you will stop if activity causes pain. ...Read more

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Why does'nt my nephrostomy bag drain?

Possibilities: Some possibilities include: - clogged tube (urine will usually drain around the tube to the skin) - displaced tube - decreased urine production from the kidney. ...Read more

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How healthy is percutaneous cholecystostomy?

How healthy is percutaneous cholecystostomy?

Why?: Percutaneous cholecystostomy is usually reserved for people too ill to have a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Why can't you have surgery. ...Read more

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Are there any risks of percutaneous cholangiography?

Are there any risks of percutaneous cholangiography?

Several: Bile may leak out of the bile ducts, infection an bleeding are the most common. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nephrostomy?

What is the definition or description of: nephrostomy?

Opening into kidney: An opening created through skin going to kidney so the urine can be drained when there is blockage and urine can pass normally. Stones are removed sometimes. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Nephrostomy (Definition)

An opening created through skin going to kidney so the urine can be drained when there is blockage and urine can pass normally. ...Read more