Percutaneous nephrostomy in pyonephrosis.

  title={Percutaneous nephrostomy in pyonephrosis.},
  author={Fernando Cam{\'u}{\~n}ez and Antonio Echenagus{\'i}a and Maite Prieto and P Salom and Felipe Herranz and Carlos Hernandez},
  journal={Urologic radiology},
  volume={11 2},
A series of 76 pyonephrotic kidneys in 73 patients were drained by percutaneous nephrostomy (PN) tube and examined to evaluate the contribution of this technique to the treatment of pyonephrosis. In 71 patients, clinical symptoms disappeared 24-48 h after the procedure. Two patients died from sepsis subsequent to anuria and underlying malignancy. Once the acute phase had remitted, interventional procedures were carried out in 39 cases, and constituted the definitive therapy in 36. In 32 cases… CONTINUE READING