Diagnostic utility and clinical value of postpercutaneous nephrolithotomy nephrostogram.

@article{Andonian2010DiagnosticUA,
  title={Diagnostic utility and clinical value of postpercutaneous nephrolithotomy nephrostogram.},
  author={Sero Andonian and Zhamshid Okhunov and Edan Y. Shapiro and Arthur D. Smith and Zeph Okeke},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={1427-30}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE After percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), the current standard of care is to obtain a nephrostogram before removal of the nephrostomy tube to rule out distal ureteral obstruction. The aim of this study was to determine whether nephrostogram findings predict prolonged urinary drainage and postoperative ureteral stent insertion. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data for all patients who had nephrostomy tubes inserted post-PCNL between January and December 2006 were retrospectively… CONTINUE READING

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