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What are the risks of a nephrostomy tube insertion in me?

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Bleeding, infection

A percutaneous (through the skin) nephrostomy tube is generally placed when there is obstruction to the flow of urine into the bladder such as a large kidney stone.
It is usually placed by a radiologist with the aid of xray equipment. Bleeding may occur during placement and if left for a long period of time, the tube may become infected.

In brief: Bleeding, infection

A percutaneous (through the skin) nephrostomy tube is generally placed when there is obstruction to the flow of urine into the bladder such as a large kidney stone.
It is usually placed by a radiologist with the aid of xray equipment. Bleeding may occur during placement and if left for a long period of time, the tube may become infected.
Dr. Reginald Gohh
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Safe procedure.

Small risk of bleeding, infection, kidney damage, ureter damage.
See radiologyinfo.Org.

In brief: Safe procedure.

Small risk of bleeding, infection, kidney damage, ureter damage.
See radiologyinfo.Org.
Dr. Michael Korona
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