nephrostomy

Surgery to make an opening from the outside of the body to the renal pelvis (part of the kidney that collects urine). This may be done to drain urine from a blocked kidney or blocked ureter into a bag outside the body. It may also be done to look at the kidney using an endoscope (thin, lighted tube attached to a camera), to place anticancer drugs directly into the kidney, or to remove kidney stones.

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  • Nephrostomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 55.02 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • nephrostomy — Establishment of an opening between the collecting system of the kidney through its parenchyma to the exterior of the body; may be performed by surgical incision or be placed percutaneously. [nephro + G. stoma, mouth] percutaneous n …   Medical dictionary

  • nephrostomy — n. drainage of urine from the kidney by a tube (catheter) passing through the kidney via the skin surface. This is commonly used as a temporary procedure after operations on the kidney. Long term urine drainage by nephrostomy may be complicated… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • nephrostomy — ne·phros·to·my …   English syllables

  • nephrostomy — nə̇ˈfrästəmē, ne noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary nephr + stomy (II) : the surgical formation of an opening between a kidney pelvis and the outside of the body …   Useful english dictionary

  • nephrostomy catheter — a catheter used with percutaneous nephrostomy, as for drainage …   Medical dictionary

  • nephrostomy tube — a tube inserted into the renal pelvis for direct drainage of the urine through a percutaneous nephrostomy opening …   Medical dictionary

  • Percutaneous nephrostomy — is a surgical procedure in which the renal pelvis is punctured whilst using imaging as guidance. Images are obtained once an antegrade pyelogram (an injection of contrast), with a fine needle, has been performed. This contrast is used to show… …   Wikipedia

  • Нефростомия (Nephrostomy) — дренирование мочи из почки с помощью специальной трубочки (катетера), вводимого в почку через прокол задней брюшной стенки. Часто нефростомия является временной мерой после операций на почке. Длительное дренирование почки с помощью нефростомии… …   Медицинские термины

  • НЕФРОСТОМИЯ — (nephrostomy) дренирование мочи из почки с помощью специальной трубочки (катетера), вводимого в почку через прокол задней брюшной стенки. Часто нефростомия является временной мерой после операций на почке. Длительное дренирование почки с помощью… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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