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Percutaneous Nephrostomy In Obstructive Uropathy

R. Günther, P. Alken
Published 1983 · Medicine

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Since the original description by Goodwin in 1955, percutaneous nephrostomy (PNS) has assumed an important role in the management of obstructive uropathy. It was initially devised as an alternative to operative nephrostomy, but has now completely replaced the latter, for the following good reasons: 1. It can be done under local anesthesia. 2. It provides effective urinary drainage. 3. It carries an acceptable risk, with low morbidity and practically no mortality.

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