What is the role of a percutaneous nephrostomy tube in the management of iatrogenic ureteral injury?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020
  • Author: Sandip P Vasavada, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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If the patient is unsuitable for surgery because of sepsis or hemodynamic instability, urinary diversion in the form of a percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement should be performed. This allows decompression of an enclosed and potentially infected space and helps to treat a urinary source of sepsis.


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