Nephrostomy Workup

Updated: Apr 30, 2018
  • Author: Stefan H Hautmann, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

See the list below:

  • Bleeding time, as indicated

  • Prothrombin time

  • Platelet count

  • Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT)

  • CBC count

  • Urine culture

  • Electrolyte assessment

  • Creatinine assessment

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Imaging Studies

Any of the following studies can be used to assess patient anatomy:

  • Intravenous pyelography (IVP)

  • Abdominal CT scanning, shown in the images below

  • Renal ultrasonography

    CT scan of bilateral hydronephrotic kidneys withou CT scan of bilateral hydronephrotic kidneys without intravenous contrast medium.
    CT scan with dilated right ureter without intraven CT scan with dilated right ureter without intravenous contrast medium.
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