Urinary Bladder Relaxation Drugs

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Definition

Percutaneous (through the skin) urinary procedures help drain urine from your bladder and get rid of kidney stones.


Alternative Names

Percutaneous nephrostomy; Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy; PCNL; Nephrolithotomy


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A percutaneous nephrostomy is the placement of a small, flexible rubber catheter (tube) through your skin into your kidney to drain your urine.

Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (or nephrolithotomy) is the passing of a special medical instrument through your skin into...

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