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Nephrostomy, Percutaneous

"Nephrostomy, Percutaneous" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The insertion of a catheter through the skin and body wall into the kidney pelvis, mainly to provide urine drainage where the ureter is not functional. It is used also to remove or dissolve renal calculi and to diagnose ureteral obstruction.


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Bar chart showing 17 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2002 and 2005 and 2006 and 2009
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