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 PELVIS: Removal of Piece of Nephrostomy Tube with Nesbit Resectoscope. AMA Arch Surg. 1953;67(5):776–778. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1953.01260040787019
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