A Different Approach to the Percutaneous Nephrostomy by Urologists

Kocoglu H., ALAN C. , Malkoc E., Eskin M. B. , Kurt H. A. , Ersay A. R.

ACTAS UROLOGICAS ESPANOLAS, cilt.36, ss.613-619, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.acuro.2012.02.008
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.613-619


Introduction: Percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) tube placement is generally performed in radiologic departments worldwide. However, there are a few urologist-directed studies about PCN performed with ultrasound guidance. Needle direction using a convex abdominal ultrasound probe might be difficult in unexperienced hands. In order to perform this procedure easily, we propose that a probe placed on flank or intercostal region and a long grooved needle director that never allows needle movement would be useful. We considered a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) probe was suitable to resolve this issue.