Obstructive Uropathy Percutaneous nephrostomy in Seriously ill patients

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Isa Khan Khattak
Muhammad Irshad
Zaheer Ullah
Raja Gul


The availability of ultrasonography has revolutionized the technique of percutaneous approach to the renal tract. Unfit surgical cases of obstructive uropathy presenting for treatment no long need conservative medication. Twenty three patients (22 male and 1 female) were offered percutaneous nephrostomy as an office procedure at the time of their arrival. 11 patients underwent subsequent renal surgery after improvement of renal function parameters with this procedure. ultrasound guided percutaneous nephrostomy is easy, safe and without complications and can be performed in very seriously ill patients without any preparation.

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Khattak IK, Irshad M, Ullah Z, Gul R. Obstructive Uropathy Percutaneous nephrostomy in Seriously ill patients. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 29 [cited 2022 Aug. 14];10(1). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/522
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