THE PRESENCE of a foreign body in the renal pelvis is not a common occurrence. In a recent complete review of the literature, Osmond1 found reports of 34 cases of foreign bodies in the kidney or in the kidney pelvis and reported 4 additional cases. Another recent case was reported by Nelson and his associates,2 of a bobby pin in the kidney pelvis.
An analysis of what was done in these 39 reported cases reveals the following:
In none of the cases in which the type of treatment was stated was the foreign body removed from the kidney or its pelvis without open operation. We are reporting a case in which a piece of nephrostomy tube was removed with the Nesbit resectoscope from the renal pelvis via a nephrostomy sinus.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 41-year-old white man had had multiple urologic complications of genitourinary tuberculosis. He had
SCHLOSS WA, KAPLAN BJ. FOREIGN BODY IN THE RENAL PELVISRemoval of Piece of Nephrostomy Tube with Nesbit Resectoscope. AMA Arch Surg. 1953;67(5):776-778. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1953.01260040787019