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

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Dr. Aaron Shiloh
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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