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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rID: 40939
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pyelostomies

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