Artificial hydroureteronephrosis to facilitate MR urography during pregnancy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207528
Title:
Artificial hydroureteronephrosis to facilitate MR urography during pregnancy.
Authors:
Connolly, S S; Browne, L P; Collins, C D; Lennon, G M
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, St Vincent's University Hospital, University College, Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland. steconnolly@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Mar;178(1):83-4. Epub 2009 Feb 13.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207528
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0289-5
PubMed ID:
19214646
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Insertion of a percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) catheter decompresses the upper urinary tract, thereby removing the hydroureteronephrosis upon which magnetic resonance (MR) urography is dependent for diagnosing the precise level and cause of ureteric obstruction. METHOD: We present the case of a young woman who required PCN insertion during pregnancy. RESULT: Only when unenhanced T2-weighted MR urography was repeated after the creation of an artificial hydronephrosis by an injection of sterile saline via the PCN catheter was the diagnosis of stone in the mid-ureter later made possible. CONCLUSION: This case highlights an easy solution to a limitation with the use of MR urography during pregnancy, when a physiological hydroureteronephrosis has been relieved by the insertion of a PCN catheter.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Female; Humans; Hydronephrosis/*diagnosis/physiopathology; *Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Nephrostomy, Percutaneous/instrumentation/*methods; Pregnancy
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, S Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, L Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCollins, C Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorLennon, G Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:30:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:30:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:30:22Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2009 Mar;178(1):83-4. Epub 2009 Feb 13.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19214646en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0289-5en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207528-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Insertion of a percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) catheter decompresses the upper urinary tract, thereby removing the hydroureteronephrosis upon which magnetic resonance (MR) urography is dependent for diagnosing the precise level and cause of ureteric obstruction. METHOD: We present the case of a young woman who required PCN insertion during pregnancy. RESULT: Only when unenhanced T2-weighted MR urography was repeated after the creation of an artificial hydronephrosis by an injection of sterile saline via the PCN catheter was the diagnosis of stone in the mid-ureter later made possible. CONCLUSION: This case highlights an easy solution to a limitation with the use of MR urography during pregnancy, when a physiological hydroureteronephrosis has been relieved by the insertion of a PCN catheter.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHydronephrosis/*diagnosis/physiopathologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Magnetic Resonance Imagingen_GB
dc.subject.meshNephrostomy, Percutaneous/instrumentation/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.titleArtificial hydroureteronephrosis to facilitate MR urography during pregnancy.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Urology, St Vincent's University Hospital, University College, Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland. steconnolly@rcsi.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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