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What is nephrostomy (Percutaneous Nephrostomy; “PCN”) tube? It is a small plastic tube that is inserted through the skin and into the kidney, with the tip of the tube located where urine collects. It drains off urine to a bag that is outside of the body. Why may I need a nephrostomy tube? A nephrostomy […]

What are Ureteral Stents? Urine is normally carried from the kidneys to the bladder through long, narrow tubes called ureters. The ureter can become obstructed due to conditions such as kidney stones, tumors, infection, or blood clots. When this happens, we can use image guidance to place stents or tubes in the ureter to restore […]

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