Fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous renal access

Peter L. Steinberg, Michelle J. Semins, Shaun E.L. Wason, Brian R. Matlaga, Vernon M. Pais

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Percutaneous renal surgery is dependent upon appropriate access to the targeted portion of the collecting system. Obtaining a well-positioned nephrostomy tract improves the urologist's ability to both obtain the desired surgical outcome and minimize attendant morbidities. The two primary methods of obtaining fluoroscopic-guided percutaneous renal access-"bull's eye" targeting and triangulation-are reviewed. The authors' preferred techniques are outlined, technical refinements are noted, and recent modifications and future directions are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1627-1631
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 10 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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