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SEREMI F. PERCUTANEOUS NEPHROSTOMY: A WELL ESTABLISHED AND EFFICACIOUS PROCEDURE. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1988; 2 (2) :105-111
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1261-en.html
From the Department of Radiology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of lran.
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56 percutaneous nephrostomies were evaluated in 50 patients, with a malignant underlying factor in 32 and benign conditions in 24. The clinical indication was decompression for supravesical obstruction with or without azotemia in the majority of cases. Less common indications were management of ureteral fistula, ureteral stricture dilatation, and pelvic stone extraction. Serious complications were encountered in 5.4 % with one fatal hemorrhage. Successful results were achieved in about 98% of cases with one placement failure. The procedure offers an excellent and efficacious alternative to surgical nephrostomy.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Radiology

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