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Emergency percutaneous nephrostomy in supine-oblique position without cushion.

Authors
  • Arrabal-Polo, Miguel Angel
  • Arrabal-Martin, Miguel
  • Saz, Tomas
  • Paiz, Pilar
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urological Research
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2011
Volume
39
Issue
6
Pages
521–522
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00240-011-0384-8
PMID: 21567158
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The most frequent cause of obstructive uropathy with sepsis is ureteral lithiasis. Normally, two positions are used for placement of percutaneous nephrostomy: prone position and supine position. We describe a supine-oblique position without cushion consists of placing the patient in lateral position while we lean him until his back is in a 45° angle with the operating table to perform the percutaneous nephrostomy. Our experience since 2005 with 42 procedures is good, with 100% of success and without important complications.

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