Pyelostomy

Last revised by Dr Matt A. Morgan on 05 Nov 2019

Pyelostomy is a rarely performed procedure in which an externalized catheter drains the renal pelvis. It is different from a nephrostomy in that the catheter in a pyelostomy enters the renal pelvis directly without passing though the renal parenchyma. It is much more prone to complication than a nephrostomy.

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