Percutaneous transrenal endoureteral radio-frequency electrocautery for occlusion: Case report

K. K. Kopecky, G. P. Sutton, R. Bihrle, G. J. Becker

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Abstract

In a patient with advanced cervical carcinoma who had a large vesico-vaginal fistula, the authors applied radio-frequency (RF) current endoluminally to the ureter via a percutaneous nephrostomy tract to occlude the ureter. Perineal drainage was initially reduced and then stopped entirely. The procedure was relatively easy to perform and was successful in achieving occlusion until the patient's death 2 1/2 months later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1048
Number of pages2
JournalRadiology
Volume170
Issue number3 II
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kopecky, K. K., Sutton, G. P., Bihrle, R., & Becker, G. J. (1989). Percutaneous transrenal endoureteral radio-frequency electrocautery for occlusion: Case report. Radiology, 170(3 II), 1047-1048.