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What happens during nephrostomy tube insertion?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: Several steps.

Nephrostomy tubes are most often placed by interventional radiologists (ir).
First, you may receive a mild sedative. Ir uses fluoroscopes to find the kidney. The skin at the site of the tube is numbed with local anesthetic. A needle is placed through the skin and into the kidney's urinary space. A wire is guided into the kidney, the needle removed, and then the nephrostomy tube is deployed.

In brief: Several steps.

Nephrostomy tubes are most often placed by interventional radiologists (ir).
First, you may receive a mild sedative. Ir uses fluoroscopes to find the kidney. The skin at the site of the tube is numbed with local anesthetic. A needle is placed through the skin and into the kidney's urinary space. A wire is guided into the kidney, the needle removed, and then the nephrostomy tube is deployed.
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Dr. Eric Chen
Radiology

In brief: Nephrostomy

During nephrostomy tube placement, the patient is positioned on their stomach on a fluoroscopic table.
Sedation medications are administered through an iv. Local anesthesia is administered, and a needle is inserted into the kidney. A wire is inserted through the needle and the tract is dilated over the wire. Finally, the tube is placed into the renal pelvis, secured, and connected to a bag.

In brief: Nephrostomy

During nephrostomy tube placement, the patient is positioned on their stomach on a fluoroscopic table.
Sedation medications are administered through an iv. Local anesthesia is administered, and a needle is inserted into the kidney. A wire is inserted through the needle and the tract is dilated over the wire. Finally, the tube is placed into the renal pelvis, secured, and connected to a bag.
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