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Nephrostomy, Percutaneous MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Nephrostomy, Percutaneous
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.390.550
E04.579.642
E04.950.774.739.500
E04.950.774.852.642
Unique ID
D009403
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009403
Scope Note
The insertion of a catheter through the skin and body wall into the kidney pelvis, mainly to provide urine drainage where the ureter is not functional. It is used also to remove or dissolve renal calculi and to diagnose ureteral obstruction.
Entry Term(s)
Percutaneous Nephrostomy
NLM Classification #
WJ 368
Previous Indexing
Urinary Catheterization (1966-1985)
Urinary Diversion (1966-1985)
Public MeSH Note
86
History Note
86
Date Established
1986/01/01
Date of Entry
1985/02/28
Revision Date
2017/04/21
Nephrostomy, Percutaneous Preferred
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