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Nephrostomy Tube (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure nephrostomy tube including information on who will be performing the procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during the procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. This is a thin plastic tube that goes through the skin of your lower back directly into a kidney. This tube drains urine from the kidney when urine cannot flow normally. X-ray, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy are used to guide the procedure. (English) Colour

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English (264652), French (264799)

Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Surgery and Procedures
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Kidney (Renal) Diseases and Conditions
  • Kidney,
  • Ureter,
  • Bladder,
  • Urine,
  • Tube,
  • Blocked,
  • Stone,
  • Interventional,
  • LML,
  • Radiologist,
  • Drain,
  • Hole
  • All
  • Lower Mainland Medical Imaging
Revision Date:
August 19, 2022
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