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November 1953

FOREIGN BODY IN THE RENAL PELVIS: Removal of Piece of Nephrostomy Tube with Nesbit Resectoscope

Author Affiliations

Attending Urologist (Dr. Schloss) and Resident in Surgery (Dr. Kaplan), Veterans Administration Hospital, Newington, Conn.; From the Departments of Surgery and Urology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Newington, Conn., and Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

AMA Arch Surg. 1953;67(5):776-778. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1953.01260040787019

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

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