A comprehensive review of percutaneous nephrostomy and suprapubic cystostomy

Sa Hong Jo, Sang Min Lee, Jong Joon Shim, Ho Cheol Choi, Jae Boem Na, Hwa Seon Shin, Mi Jung Park, Soo Buem Cho, Sung Eun Park, Jung Ho Jang

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Percutaneous nephrostomy is widely used for the diagnosis and treatment of various urinary tract diseases, such as ureteral fistula, stenosis, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and the relief of urinary obstruction. Suprapubic cystostomy is also known as a good method for bladder drainage in patients with lower urinary tract obstruction or injury and neurogenic bladder. Despite the frequent use of these procedures, reports in the literature are insufficient for an interventional radiologist to understand the procedures easily and thoroughly. In this article, the indication, anatomy, placement, and postoperative management of percutaneous nephrostomy and suprapubic cystostomy have been described, explaining that the procedures are safe and effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-630
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2019

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  • Cystostomy
  • Kidney
  • Nephrostomy, Percutaneous
  • Urinary Bladder


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