Nephrostomy tube insertion using image guidance

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Learn what a nephrostomy tube is and how it is inserted using image guidance.

Key points

  • A nephrostomy tube is a small flexible tube placed through the lower back into the kidney to drain urine.
  • Nephrostomy tube insertion is usually a low-risk procedure.
  • When your child no longer needs the tube, it is removed without a general anaesthetic.
Last updated: February 9th 2016