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What is an antegrade Nephrostogram?

What is an antegrade Nephrostogram?

An antegrade pyelogram is an imaging test to find a blockage (obstruction) in the upper urinary tract. Your urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.

How does a retrograde pyelogram differ from an intravenous pyelogram?

Retrograde pyelography uses a special dye (“contrast agent”) injected into the ureters. The dye makes the ureters and kidneys more easily seen on the x-ray. This test is like an intravenous pyelogram (IVP). But with IVP, the dye is injected into a vein instead of the ureter.

How is an antegrade pyelogram done?

An antegrade pyelogram is a type of X-ray used to diagnose an obstruction of the upper urinary tract. During the procedure, a contrast dye is injected into a portion of the ureter (narrow tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder) closest to the kidneys called the renal pelvis.

Who performs a Nephrostogram?

WHO WILL PERFORM THE PROCEDURE? This procedure will be performed by a radiologist (a specialist medical doctor). An x-ray technologist will assist. 4.

How is a retrograde pyelogram performed?

A retrograde pyelogram is performed by injecting dye into a thin tube (catheter) into opening of ureter (tube draining kidney into bladder). This can be used to outline ureter/kidney anatomy and assist in placement of the stent.

What is Nephrogram and pyelogram?

Right kidney is in pyelogram whereas left kidney is in nephrogram. There is subcapsular hematoma (SC) compressing left renal parenchyma resulting in slow blood in to kidney and delayed function.

What is an antegrade?

Usually, poop (or feces or stool) moves from the start of the large intestine, through the rectum, and out of the body via the anus. An antegrade (which means “forward moving”) continence enema starts at the beginning of the large intestine, so poop moves out of the body more normally.

Can you urinate before CT scan?

You may be asked to drink water before a CT urogram and not to urinate until after the procedure.

Is a Nephrostogram painful?

It is not a painful Page 3 3 procedure but you may experience some mild discomfort when the dye is injected. Are there any side effects/after effects? There are no after effects. You will be free to return home or to the ward on completion of your test.